It is the Eco Club's goal to educate people about ways in which they can go green and help the environment. We do this through many different projects:

Aquaponics:

We have a greenhouse on WY property where we grow herbs, vegetables and other plants using aquaponics. Aquaponics is like its own contained ecosystem, in which plants are watered using nutrient rich water from a fish tank. 

In the spring of 2013, we started a hydroponics system; much like the aquaponics system, but without the fish.  Water with nutrients is pumped to the plants.  

We sell our harvests to the Publican restaurant near WY and John and Kira's Chocolates in Philedalphia

Visit our resources tab to find links to both delicious businesses!

At the end of the 2012 school year we were invited by Sweet Water Organics to present our aquaponics system at their facility with a number of other growing aquaponics systems like ours, see our photo gallery for pictures!

You can also visit the Sweet Water site, see our resources tab.

YES! You CAN make your own aquaponics system on a small scale! Contact us to learn more! (see "Ways to Help" tab) 

Recycling:

The Eco club helped kick-start a recycling program at WY, setting up bins, collecting recycling and encouraging other students to recycle. We initiated milk carton recycling in addition to basic paper and bottle recycling.

Lights:

As winners of ACE's Biggest Loser Energy Edition, the Eco club has continued to find ways to save energy within the school. We encourage teachers to turn off lights and are currently discussing ways to reduce the amount of lights left on at night.

We also do:

-Composting

-Planting (outside aquaponics)

-Small scale aquaponics

-Lunch tray "greenification"