Green Tigers

The PTA Green Tigers Committee teaches students and their families about environmental topics such as recycling, waste reduction, energy conservation, pollution prevention and sustainability. The committee's main goal is to assist our school’s environmental stewardship while educating the Murray Avenue community about environmental issues and how we can reduce our carbon footprint every day.

Murray's Green Tigers have made major inroads in developing, promoting and organizing environmental awareness and education programs both at Murray and throughout the district. We have made the sorting of waste and recyclable materials uniform in the building.  In 2018, we were the first school to work with the Town of Mamaroneck Department of Waste Management and Mamaroneck Schools to implement curbside pickup for food waste. Because our pilot program was so successful, the same program was offered to all 6 district schools.  We work with PTA committees to help make their events Zero Waste. We also seek to empower students to become advocates for the Earth and have a team of parent volunteers that meet with small groups over student lunch periods to teach about being “green.” Our volunteers support student-led initiatives, such as imploring idling cars to turn off their engines, making every Wednesday waste-free, writing letters to local businesses encouraging them to be more environmentally-friendly, asking the county to ban plastic bags, decorating the lunchroom walls, and sorting school supplies for specialty recycling programs.

For questions or to submit an idea, please contact Alynn Perl (alynnperl@gmail.com), Milja TumSuden (milja_kievit@yahoo.com), or Erin May (ewebs11@yahoo.com).

Where Does it Go? This might help:

Composting 101

What can we compost in our town?

  • Any/all food waste (YES, even meat, bones, dairy, etc.)
  • All paper towels and napkins
  • Paper plates, straws, and packaging free from plastic coating

Why do we compost?

Composting has many benefits! It enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests. Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material. Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.

For More information on Composting at Home visit:

http://www.townofmamaroneckny.org/DocumentCenter/View/1195/FAQs-Food-Waste-Recycling-Feb-2018?bidId=