Franklin D. Roosevelt High School competed in the KeySpan-Do Something Environmental Sustainability Competition in the month of October. They won second place! Here are the details about what FDR High did to better their environmental impact:ENERGY:Made stickers to put over light switches to remind teachers to turn off the lights in their classrooms when they leave (Total of 120 classrooms). Made flyers on recycled paper about how to further make positive impacts on the environment. Handed out to students and posted around the school and in classrooms. Estimated 3600 hours of energy saved. WASTE RECYCLED, REDUCED, OR REUSEDCreated a flyer on how teachers could reduce their use and handed it out to all faculty.Translated the list of recyclable goods into five different languages (Chinese, Russian, Bengali, Vietnamese and Italian), so that students/families for which English isn’t the first language (a large percentage of FDR’s population) are able to discern which items they could and could not recycle.The group designed reusable FDR water bottles that will soon be sold in the school store. They plan to combine the sale of the bottles with a campaign to get the school population to use the reusable bottles as opposed to water or juice bottles from the vending machine which commonly get thrown away. Estimated 1350 lbs. of recycled material. INVOLVEMENTAbout 30% of the school got involved in Green T-Shirt Day. Students were asked to wear a Green Shirt on the assigned day to show their dedication to taking action to be more environmentally conscious and to take a Green Pledge.Over 1000 students total were involved in planning and participating in events. INNOVATIONTranslation of the Department of Sanitation flyers “Chinese, Russian, Bengali, Vietnamese and Italian”Home-made pins given to every student and faculty member who took the Green Pledge.