Eco Friendly School

At Maurice Cody we work to provide our students with the knowledge they need to keep our school eco-friendly. Our EcoTeam of parents, teachers and students have come up with some pretty great ideas that have a big impact on our school environment. We are currently a Silver Eco Friendly school but would like to continue to improve and work our way up to Gold.

Our 2019/20 EcoTeam

What to do with that waste...

Our EcoTeam discussed Garbage Day at their last meeting and where each of the three waste bins go after they are loaded on the truck. We need to produce less waste but when we do have waste, check the Waste Wizard to discard it properly.

Click on the Waste Wizard now!

Eco Team Holiday Friendly Ideas

Pizza Day

Each Pizza Day we ask students to bring a plate or reusable container from home in their lunch bag to eat their pizza on. This eliminates the need for over 600 paper plates at each lunch.

Lunch Lady Lunch

Each Tuesday some of our students participate in a hot lunch from The Lunch Lady. Our EcoTeam asks students to bring their lunch bag so they can take this packaging home and then dispose of properly. This not only eliminates waste at the school but it ensures everything is recycled properly. We also ask students bring their own utensils then can then return home.

Crayola Recycle Program

At Cody, we’ve embraced the Crayola ColorCycle challenge! Our EcoTeam collects any markers that are no longer usable and sends them back to Crayola for proper recycling! Such a great program! 

Participating in ColorCycle with your school is as easy as 1-2-3-4!


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Engage & Educate

Collect & Count

Pack & Print

Ship & Smile

Inform your school administrators or PTO about participating in the ColorCycle Program.Set up a collection station in your school for used markers. Count up all the markers.Pack markers in a cardboard box (with minimal outer markings). Print out a shipping label.FedEx Ground will pick up the markers – Crayola pays all shipping charges!

Eco-Friendly Website

The internet industry consumes enormous amounts of energy. The backbone of the internet are data centers which hold millions of large servers, stacked on top of each other in racks and they are powered up and running all day every day.

These servers consume enormous of energy and to make sure that they do not over heat and fail, they are blasted with arctic temperature air all day every day.

In fact 40% of all of the energy used to power the internet is used to keep those servers from overheating. For more on this please click here