in 2018 West Hollow became the first US school to sign the UNFCCC Climate Neutral Now Pledge. This three step process involved calculating our CO2 emissions related to our energy usage and travel, taking steps to become more sustainable, and purchasing offset credits to become carbon neutral. Our local efforts included installing water bottle filling stations and selling reusable bottles to help raise funds for our offset credits. We have also launched paper and plastic bottle recycling programs in the building.
Our students are currently working alongside schools in the UK, Finland, and New Zealand to help design a comprehensive plan to reduce plastics and create an action plan for school-aged children to lead more sustainable lives. These efforts are being shared on social media as well as FlipGrid.