Covington Integrated Arts Academy takes "going green" seriously.
The school recycles approximately 1,000 pounds of recyclable material a month and students recently participated in a "Smarter Greener Living" poster contest.
Before participating in the contest, CIAA administration integrated learning about environmental consciousness throughout the curriculum.
Second graders read articles about recycling and greener living and then brainstormed about ways to achieve a cleaner earth. The resulting information was used to explain the importance of going green and saving the earth.
While in science class, seventh and eighth graders discussed the negative effects of Earth's changing biodiversity. The students explored various methods of waste reduction in Covington and Tipton County. Several suggestions focused on the possiblity of updating Tipton County’s waste management program and petitioning for recycle pickup in Tipton County.
Additionally, students debated about incineration versus recycling and discussed the ratio of people in the school to non-recyclable trash found (styrofoam, pizza boxes, etc.).
The school had almost100 percent participation from grades pre-K through eighth.