Home / About Us / ECO-SMART

Eco-Smart at Smart Start

Why Go Green?

Did you know… that a typical American school kid generates 67 pounds of discarded school lunch packaging waste per school year. That’s more than 18,000 pounds yearly for the average-sized elementary school?

Did you know… the two most obvious benefits of solar power, and what is so alluring about it, are the fact the sun shines every single day for free, and that solar power panels generate zero CO2 emissions.

Did you know? Organic food doesn’t contain food additives, which can cause health problems such as heart disease, osteoporosis, migraines and hyperactivity. Amongst the additives banned by the Soil Association are hydrogenated fat, aspartame (artificial sweetener) and monosodium glutamate.

So now we ask you Why not Go Green?

Smart Start Creative Learning Center is proud to be an Eco-Smart certified school. We meet the highest standards of a “Green” school. It is vital to our staff that developing the “Whole” child also involves keeping our students safe from harmful chemicals, foods and pesticides. Learning and a healthy environment go hand in hand at Smart Start.

How we make our school “Green”

  • Lunches: Reusable Lunch Containers & Drink Bottles

  • Highest Air Quality to Cut Down On Air Born Allergens

  • Composting Our Leftover Lunch Food

  • Organic Garden, Fresh Food from Our Garden
  • Non-Toxic Cleaning & Art Supplies
  • Online Communication to Save Paper
  • On Site Recycling
  • Live Plants In Each Class