FOXe Kids Edition Special - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

FOXe Kids Edition Special

Posted: Updated:

By Robin Schwartz
FOX 2 News

(WJBK) -- In school, students learn the three R's of education: Reading, writing, and arithmetic. But, what happens when environmental awareness enters the classroom?

Many schools are now teaching three more R's: Reduce, reuse, recycle! We'll show you how local students are going green and making the grade! What young people are doing from kindergarten through college to protect our planet.

It's the: Kids "FOXe Kids Edition!"

SEGMENT 1: REDUCE
A Novi student launches a successful anti-idling campaign and lawmakers are taking notice, Detroit students are showing various ways they are reducing energy consumption at schools, Gina Levy from "Peace, Love, Planet" invites us into her kitchen for a demo. She teaches students how to change their behaviors to reduce waste at home.

SEGMENT 2: REUSE  
See how students are reusing discarded items and use their imagination, "Arts & Scraps" of Detroit travels to schools to teach kids about reusing, also travel to New Haven where students reuse pizza boxes to make solar ovens. We also travel to New Haven High school where they are reusing vegetable oil to make bio fuel. We also return to Gina Levy's kitchen where she shows us how pack waste-free lunches.

SEGMENT 3: RECYCLE  
Various way schools and students across metro Detroit are recycling. Many have "green teams" to recycle at school. We feature efforts in Rochester, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, and at UD Mercy.

SEGMENT 4: OTHER WAYS STUDENTS ARE GOING GREEN
We visit a special greenhouse at Clintondale Middle School in Clinton Township, and one that just re-opened in Southfield, (back to New Haven for more on their alternative energy curriculum and then bee green living science program).

LINKS:
www.PeaceLoveandPlanet.org
artsandscraps.org
www.michigangreenschools.us
www.michigangreenschools.us/application-form.html
www.dteenergy.com/residentialCustomers/saveEnergy
www.socrra.org/recycling_school.shtml

  • Robin SchwartzRobin SchwartzMore>>

  • Detroit Police's 'Green Machine 40' stages crackdown of suspected drug houses

    Detroit Police's 'Green Machine 40' stages crackdown of suspected drug houses

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:34:02 GMT
    Heavily armed members of the Detroit Police Special Response Team move in -- swarming this house on Tacoma with the state police helicopter overhead.This residence is believed to be a drug house where people were selling cocaine. No evidence and no arrests were found this time, but Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the message is loud and clear"We'll come back to this location and we'll send the owner a nice note and if we have to come back again we'll take it," said Craig. Elsewhere ther...
    Heavily armed members of the Detroit Police Special Response Team move in -- swarming this house on Tacoma with the state police helicopter overhead.This residence is believed to be a drug house where people were selling cocaine. No evidence and no arrests were found this time, but Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the message is loud and clear"We'll come back to this location and we'll send the owner a nice note and if we have to come back again we'll take it," said Craig. Elsewhere ther...
  • Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:38:55 GMT
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
  • 33 suspects arrested with ties to Latin Counts street gang

    33 suspects arrested with ties to Latin Counts street gang

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:10:22 GMT
    Right now, nearly three dozen violent criminals are off the streets. The U.S. Attorney says they have ties to the Latin Counts gang in southwest Detroit. Their arrests are part of a joint effort called Detroit One.
    Right now, nearly three dozen violent criminals are off the streets. The U.S. Attorney says they have ties to the Latin Counts gang in southwest Detroit. Their arrests are part of a joint effort called Detroit One.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Funeral today for Armada teen, April Millsap

    Funeral today for Armada teen, April Millsap

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:49:48 GMT
    Family and friends of a 14-year-old Michigan girl are to gather for her funeral as investigators continue hunting for her killer.ice...
    Family and friends of a 14-year-old Michigan girl are to gather for her funeral as investigators continue hunting for her killer.ice...
  • When is it appropriate for police to use a taser? Video prompts questions about police action in Clinton Township

    When is it appropriate for police to use a taser? Video prompts questions about police action in Clinton Township

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:38:12 GMT
    In a video spreading across social media, a Michigan man says police and hospital security roughed up a man.
    In a video spreading across social media, a Michigan man says police and hospital security roughed up a man.
  • Murder hearing for couple whose dogs killed runner

    Murder hearing for couple whose dogs killed runner

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:19:29 GMT
     A couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger have been charged with second-degree murder.
     A couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger have been charged with second-degree murder.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices