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Green Team

Catharine Blaine’s Solar Panel Project

Catharine Blaine is Going Greener

In November 2016, Catharine Blaine K-8 installed solar panels on the roof and already, they’re seeing results.

By creating their own energy from the sun they’re using less from the grid. Teachers are also using the panels as an educational tool for kids. The panels allow students to measure the amount of sunlight, wind, and temperature, which all determine how much power cells can produce. In turn, students will be able to track when they’re conserving most, making them better conservationists.

You can view the solar panels’ web portal here.

Here is a video¬†overview of¬†Catharine Blaine’s solar project.


Other Green Team projects at Blaine




Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy! Learn more at

Each classroom has a box to collect markers (caps too). The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!

Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands (including sharpies, dry erase markers, marker caps too, but please no pens/pencils/crayons).

Drop-off boxes are located in classrooms for your child to deposit the markers.

We already collected a bunch of markers and kept 14 pounds of plastic from going into the landfill.

Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

Remember, don’t throw out that used marker – ColorCycle it!