Act of Random Kindness
This year DCES Green Team students will be required to give back to
the environment and planet through an ARK - Act of Random Kindness.
ARK categories include, but are not limited to: grounds keeping, solid waste, water, air quality,
energy and transportation. Some ARK ideas include, but again are not limited to: starting a
recycling program at a business or in a neighborhood; collecting items for recycling, such as
magazines and newspapers, aluminum cans, electronics, phonebooks and tennis shoes; adopting a
road or stream; cleaning up a park; and performing a habitat study. ARK PROJECTS CAN BE AS
BIG OR AS SMALL AS YOU WANT.
Visit Daves Creek on the web at: www.eeingeorgia.org for ARK project ideas.
Get involved in Keep Forsyth County Beautiful programs: Drains to Stream caps, Christmas tree
recycling, electronics recycling, Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A-Stream (www.forsythco.com).
Students may work alone or in groups of two to four, and are encouraged to start their ARK
Environmental Action Plan right away. Monthly ARK Progress Reports are to be submitted before
each meeting monthly thereafter. ARK plans may be used as for grant and award submissions
throughout the school year.
If you have any questions, please contact PTA Environmental Education Chair, Denise Carleton at
770-490-1083 or email@example.com.
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Ideas from EEC Chair’s home: Compost organic food waste; stop using paper towels and start using
reusable cloth diapers; do not use paper plates or cups; get a water filter on your sink and stop
buying water in plastic bottles; replace light bulbs with energy efficient ones; unplug toaster and
other appliances, including computer, when not in use; stop using curbside garbage collection and
take everything to local recycling facility; and promote message whenever and to whomever
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”