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#NHGoesGreen – Meatless Monday Options Available Every Day
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In our mission statement, we state that we are preparing our students to become responsible, contributing members of society. We realize that part of becoming a global citizen in today’s interconnected world is knowing how your actions will affect others now and far into the future.
 
At North Hills, we make an effort to be sustainable and environmentally-friendly and seek to teach our students to do the same. Through our yearlong #NHGoesGreen campaign, we’ll be sharing the many ways North Hills “Goes Green” in our schools from the cafeterias to the water fountains to the classrooms. 
 
Minimizing Waste Offering Meatless Monday Options Every Day
  • Every Monday can be a Meatless Monday in NHSD cafeterias! For that matter, our students can be meatless any other day, too! By offering meatless options, we can help reduce our carbon footprint and save natural resources such as fossil fuels and fresh water. At the high school, students can choose a veggie wrap, cheese pizza, a garden salad with sunflower seeds and shredded cheddar, a PB&J sandwich or a yogurt parfait every day. Often, there is usually a meatless take on dishes such as a baked ziti with meat sauce or marinara. At the middle school and elementary schools, students can select from a yogurt and cheese snack pack, a PB&J sandwich, a garden salad and cheese pizza every day. Lunch always includes two fruits and two veggies such as apples, oranges, grapes, carrots, cucumbers and more. Please note, the pictures attached do not show complete lunches!  
Minimizing Waste with Trayless Tuesdays  
  • As part of our #NHGoesGreen efforts, we are looking at ways to minimize the waste generated each day in our cafeterias. Every Tuesday is now Trayless Tuesday during breakfast! All breakfast items are served in boats made of recyclable paper rather than Styrofoam trays normally utilized for meals. Trayless Tuesdays have already been in place in our high school and middle school breakfast programs for a few weeks, and we are expanding the effort to our elementary buildings, too. Every Trayless Tuesday will use 500 less trays adding up to 100,000 less trays in the trash this school year alone! We know it’s a small step, but we believe a lot of small steps add up to big changes. Interested in the other ways #NHGoesGreen? See more information on our website. 
 
 Reduce Your Footprint with a Reusable Tumbler
  • An interesting partnership between the high school business department and NHSD Food Services has helped make the high school’s coffee shop more sustainable by using fewer disposal cups resulting in less garbage! Another environmentally-friendly way #NHGoesGreen!  Business Ownership students in Mike Palano’s class designed, promoted and sold reusable tumblers to their fellow students, teachers and family members. Each stainless steel, 15 ounce tumbler with red accents was $15. The first fill was free at the high school’s coffee shop and refills are only 75 cents, a 50 cent savings per cup.  The tumblers utilize the “We Are North Hills” logo designed by high school art teacher Matt Simon and used throughout the district this year. Food Services Director Lindsay Radzvin worked with the students to approve their design and pricing structure.  
 
Please Use Our Recycling Containers in Every Building! 
  • We’ve posted #NHGoesGreen signs in every NHSD building* in main entrances and also in high-traffic areas where glass and metal recyclables will be collected such as near gymnasiums and cafeterias. We encourage all students, employees and visitors to utilize these recycling containers rather than trash cans. In our classrooms and office spaces, a blue recyclable bin can be utilized for all paper. In our elementary buildings, our students have also created banners with simple ideas on how even our youngest learners can do their part to help to ensure #NHGoesGreen. *(At our high school, we are partnering with a student to do some recycling-related research and signs will be installed later this semester.) 
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Meatless Monday Entree Options in NHSD Cafeterias Student Displays High School Breakfast for Trayless Tuesday Trayless Tuesday Breakfast Items High School Business Ownership students pose with the reusable "We Are North Hills" coffee tumbler. High school teacher Jeffrey Allshouse refills his reusable "We Are North Hills" coffee tumbler. Stainless steel, 15 ounce "We Are North Hills" reusable tumbler with red accents West View Elementary Students with Go Green Sign Highcliff Elementary Go Green Sign and Recycling Bin
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