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Great signage can teach students and the rest of the community about the green (or could-be-greener) features of buildings and create handmade signs to hang up in classrooms, bathrooms, cafeteria and hallways.
With a student group or Green Team, take a tour of the school to see where information from signage could make a difference. Take photos to document what is already in place and keep track of where and how many signs are at your school.
- Hold a competition among students to see who can create the best signage about the environmental components of the school.
- Investigate what language and graphics work best to get your message across. This video of Manassas Park Elementary School has some great examples of signage.
- Talk to maintenance staff about policies for hanging signs in the school and how they can help with your project. Consider durability of signs and how they will remain in place.
- Research best practices for green printing and environmentally friendly signage.
Check out these five green questions to ask your printer.