Earth Day Every Day

Join in community TO PROTECT &  PRESERVE Mother Earth and make OUR  planet a  healthier place to live and grow!

With Earth Day this past Friday, we want to remind you of the programs in place at Greenwood to help protect our ecosystem AND of the importance in demonstrating all year long that the earth must be cared for to create a sustainable world.

Programs at Greenwood


Textile Recycling

Recycle Bins located at the front of the school. Make money for WPS and upcycle your textiles! Clean out your Closet Contest is on now through June to earn the WPS a bonus $800 on top of our normal $100/ton. Learn more about Bay State Textiles.

Community Garden 

Planning has begun for Greenwood’s first community garden. We are excited for the opportunity to teach children about sustainability and stewardship. The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry is excited for our future donations of fresh produce. Commit to one week of caretaking duties this summer: Email Community Garden Chair, Sara Carpenter.


Recycle box across from our library. Markers of any type are upcycled into clean fuel. Learn more about this program.

Cartridges for Kids (CFK) 

Recycle Bin located in copy room across from the office. Make money for Greenwood and recycle all at once! See what we can recycle.

Questions?? Email Recycling Chair, Gina Johansen.


Inspiring Ideas for Teaching Children How to Take Good Care of Our Planet


50 Earth Day Activities for Kids – Go to TinkerLab.
From Trash to Crafts – Go to FamilyEducation.
Earth Day by the Numbers – Go to Time for Kids.


Some History

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, mobilized 20 million Americans from all walks of life. Their actions led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Today, over one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world.