For the past six years, Aspen Heights MicroSociety (AHM) has embarked on a mission to transform their school and community through environmental Initiatives and projects with the students as the driving force behind their projects.
Their projects include:
- Exploring their local watershed by raising and releasing of trout in a local pond.
- Developing a recycling program that includes paper, cardboard, batteries, ink cartridges and new this year, Zero-Waste Boxes.
- Establishing a licensed bottle depot that recycled nearly 15,000 containers last year.
- Raising urban chickens which provide eggs for their student breakfast program.
- Evolving their gardening program to include a fully-functioning aquaponics growing system, along with hydroponics kits dispersed throughout the school.
- Forming their Fish and Wildlife Department to raise and release insects into nature.
- Building a functional completely solar-powered greenhouse that will grow produce year round.