Mark Twain Elementary ED-GRS Selectee
At Mark Twain Elementary School, parents and Green Team students volunteer daily to help divert trash, reducing lunchtime waste by 85 percent. The Green Team engages 35 percent of eligible students (grades 2-5) as active members, but reaches the entire school community. A monthly "Bottles & Cans Day" earns the school $2,500 annually in recycling income. Twain is an American Heart Association (AHA) Teaching Gardens School and received ENERGY STAR certification in 2011 with a score of 97.