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Earth Task Force and the Science Adventure Program Join Forces

*+-“Ask Questions, Make Mistakes, and Get Dirty!” In the second half of the 2011-12 school year the Earth Task Force (ETF), sponsored by the Cottonwood Institute, teamed up with the Science Adventure Program (SAP) for games, mentoring, and exploration. SAP is an after school program for elementary school students, which inspires student to: “Ask questions,… Read more »

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Earth Task Force Hosts Annual Recycling Relay Race

*+-Can you recycle frozen food boxes? What about the crates that strawberries and tomatoes are packaged in? Did you know that aluminum is mined from under the rainforest and that it can be recycled an infinite number of times? Recycling is one of the simplest environmental actions we can take, but it’s got some complicated… Read more »

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Green Dress Exchange: Earth Task Force Re-Thinks Prom

*+-Prom is a tradition known around our nation and celebrated by high school students of every caliber.  Often times, high school students buy a brand new outfit for every prom they attend.  According to Annie Leonard, voice and face behind “The Story of Stuff“, only 1% of the “stuff” Americans buy is still in use… Read more »

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Holy E-Waste Earth Task Force!

*+-For a week in April the front of New Vista High School was filled with what could have been trash. The culprits: the Earth Task Force (ETF). To celebrate Earth Day the ETF partnered with Boulder Community Computers (BoCoCo) to collect and recycle 1488 pounds of e-waste!! The ETF e-waste drive was kicked off by… Read more »

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Earth Task Force Helps New Vista High School Win National Green Prize

*+-In February 2011, the Earth Task Force (ETF) put together a team of students and adults to write an application for the National Environmental Education Foundation to help fund sustainability initiatives at their school. Despite the stiff competition nationally, we are thrilled to announce that New Vista High School (NVHS) has been awarded the Green… Read more »

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S.U.P.E.R. Summit Was Stupendous

*+-The Earth Task Force held their S.U.P.E.R. Summit (Students Understanding Personal Environmental Responsibility) on November 11th, 2010 at Casey Middle School. The Summit attracted over 70 participants and eight different school groups committed to creating environmental change within their high schools and larger community. Throughout the day the students discussed sustainability goals that have already… Read more »

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Earth Task Force Is Unstoppable

*+-The Earth Task Force is a new program the Cottonwood Institute launched last year to give student who have completed our Community Adventure Program an opportunity to continue changing the world. Looking back on their accomplishments the past year, the Earth Task Force is unstoppable. With the support of Cottonwood Institute Earth Task Force Mentor,… Read more »

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2nd Quarter CAP Students Tackle Water and Snow!

*+-The days were shorter and the nights were cooler, but New Vista High School’s 2nd quarter Community Adventure Program class was on fire as they prepared for their two overnight camping trips. While the first trip gave them beautiful fall days, the other made them endure freezing temperatures. However, both trips were enjoyed by all,… Read more »

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Bees, Building, and Bites

*+-What’s the buzz? The 4th quarter Community Adventure Program (CAP) students at New Vista High School completed their amazing Action Project: a brand new bee garden, soon to be chock-full of sustainable food! The class was at a crossroads, wishing they could work on three different themes: green building, disappearing bees, and local gardens. Together,… Read more »

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Boulder Bash This Sunday!

*+-Tell your friends and mark your calenders, the Boulder Bash is coming to Boulder, CO this Sunday! Since the spring blizzard in April kept many people from attending the Base Camp Bash in Denver, we have decided to bring the Bash to Boulder. Paige Doughty, Rock Star Community Adventure Program Instructor at New Vista High… Read more »