The PLHS Green Team’s mission is to implement projects that conserve resources and/or energy, and create awareness about changes people can make here in school and at home to do the same.
Why a Green Team?
It’s fun and effective! Individuals make most decisions that affect the environment in a school, so we have a big opportunity to make a difference. Raising environmental awareness is about creating positive social change.
Pollinator Garden a.k.a. “The Monarch Butterfly Garden”
The idea for the garden started in the summer of 2015 when Amy Himes, a PLHS Spanish Teacher and a UNO Doctoral Student, studied “green schools” in a School Facilities course at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. The PLHS Administration, along with Building and Grounds personnel, approved the plan and chose a site on the PLHS campus just outside the cafeteria windows.
This fall, 2015, teachers, students, and parents became involved in the project and the fundraising efforts are underway.
Landscaping and planting will take place this spring, 2016!
Sponsor: Amy Himes