Earth Week at Edison - April 22-26
Mon, Apr 22 8:41am



Earth Week kicks off on Monday, April 22! We're celebrating with activities for students and families each day, as well as week-long events like the sneaker drive. There are lots of fun and easy ways to get involved; check out all the volunteer opportunities here.

NOTE the updated day for the Trashion Fashion show; it will be held Thursday, April 25, not Friday. 


2024 Schedule


Mon 4/22 is Earth Day!

Reuse Cart (8:00-8:20) 

  • Edison’s Reuse / Recycle Cart will be out on the blacktop on Monday and available near the office all week.
  • Get your hand stamped for bringing in any of the following items:
    • Broken crayons
    • Clean plastic film and wrappers (shipping material, packaging, produce bags, etc.)
    • Batteries
    • Round squeeze pouch lids
    • Clean paper and plastic grocery bags 
    • Rubber bands
    • Produce ties
    • Egg cartons (for Makerfarm & Food Bank)
    • Berry baskets (green paper or plastic)
    • Regular items:
    • Donations to the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) Urban Farm:

Community Meeting (8:20-8:30) 

  • Green Otters Club will introduce special events, including the trashion fashion show, t-shirt challenge, and garbage car race.

Chalk Art (11:30-12:30)

  • We’re covering the blacktop with our big wishes for our green and healthy planet. Students are encouraged to show what “Planet vs Plastics” means to them…through art!

Tues 4/23

Zero Waste Lunches

  • We’re celebrating Zero Waste Heroes and Super Sorters during the K-2 lunch period. Get a hand stamp for showing us your eco-friendly lunch habits!

T-shirt Challenge

  • What can you make out of an old t-shirt? Harness your crafty spirit and bring an upcycled t-shirt creation to Ms. Howell’s classroom for a special display of repurposed textiles.

Wed 4/24

Walk & Roll to School

  • Get your hand stamped when you reduce global emissions and keep our air clean by walking or rolling to school

Thurs 4/25

Trashion Fashion Show (10:45 am)

  • All grades are encouraged to participate in this school-wide fashion show in the courtyard. Wear an outfit that you’ve constructed using reused, thrifted, or upcycled materials. If your outfit won’t be worn again, be ready to deconstruct it and sort into landfill, compost, and recycling!
  • Brought to us by our amazing Go Green Teachers - Ms. Hinds, Ms. Schroeder, Ms. Howell

Garbage Car Build Session

  • Garbage car race is Friday, May 3, at 11:45. Students who would like to participate can come to Ms. Howell’s classroom (#2) for materials and engineering assistance on 4/25 and 4/30. 





Back by popular demand! We’re teaming up with RoadRunner Sports and All Good Living to collect and recycle all types of used/worn shoes (except cleats and wheelie shoes). Bins available at Edison (front hallway), and a few homes, 4/22-26:

  • 2949 Marina Dr.
  • 2941 Northwood Dr.
  • 1541 Eastshore Dr.
  • 1514 Fountain St.


REUSE CART | DONATIONS for Alameda Point Collaborative 

  • See details for reuse cart above.
  • Regular collection items, plus Go Green will collect additional items all week (on the blacktop) to donate to the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) Urban Farm, for reuse.



  • Ms. Boese and Mr. Foltz will highlight books and songs that support Earth Week themes with their classes.



  • All interested Edison students can make Garbage Cars. Details provided during Earth Week, race will be on Friday, May 3.
  • Details:
    • Two categories: K-2 and 3-5
    • Students make a car out of ALL reused materials. Must be made from things that would have been thrown away or recycled. OK: glue, tape, paint. Not OK: Legos, old toys, ANY parts of RC cars, rubber bands.
    • Parents should let their child do the bulk of the design/work.
    • The wheel base may not exceed 9 inches.
    • Students can pick up materials and get engineering help at lunchtime on 4/25 and 4/30 in Ms. Howell’s classroom.


And if you want to go deeper, here are more great Earth Day at Home ideas for everyone:

We wish all of our Edison Community health, happiness, time outdoors, and a memorable 2024 Earth Week celebration. 


~ Edison's Go Green PTA Committee, and Edison Go Green Teachers - Sarah Hinds (2nd), Kelly Schroeder (2nd), Jen Howell (3rd)