Asheville GreenWorks is pleased to announce that we will begin to offer waste reduction classes for Pre-K through 5th grade throughout Buncombe County! Reducing, reusing and recycling man-made materials is an important component of our non-profit organization.
These classes will reinforce our belief that our natural resources need to be preserved, protected and respected so that everyone has enough clean air, water and soil for healthy, happy lives.
Our educators will schedule a pre-lesson consultation with the classroom teacher or organization and provide suggestions for follow up activities. Click HERE for more on Environmental Education in your classroom.
Kay Lowe is a retired elementary teacher who has taught in Florida, Utah, Georgia, and, then obtained a teaching position with the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Germany, where she remained for twenty-six years. In Germany, she had the opportunity to participate in one of the most effective waste management programs in the world. She worked with the European PTA as their Environmental Consultant, and gave workshops for US military families, on children’s environmental issues. "My interest in environmental issues developed early in my teaching career, and increased as the impact on our children’s future became increasing evident. I learned much about environmental challenges, and wove these concepts into my lessons."
Christine Brown recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University with a Bachelors in Environmental Science. Before moving to Asheville, Christine interned with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System where she helped with Low Impact Development projects, biological and chemical water testing, invasive species removal, water education programs, and stream restoration. Christine has been interning with us since September 2013 and will be the recycling and composting intern for 2014.