Green Team/Stewards

  • Skyline Green Team & Skyline Stewards

    Our school's Green Team and Stewards work together to make Skyline a sustainable place. Students, staff, and parent volunteers work as a team to reduce waste, recycle, and conserve energy. The Skyline Stewards maintain the school's grounds, which include native plantings which provide habitat for many types of wildlife. Skyline Stewards have created the Adopt-a-Plot program which gives students and families the opportunity to "own" and care for part of the school landscape. Green Team and Steward volunteers work with Skyline's staff to help foster and facilitate environmental education opportunities as part of the school's International Baccalaureate curriculum.

    In June of 2010 and again in 2017, Skyline was awarded Oregon Premier Green School status. In addition to recycling and conserving as part of our day-to-day activities, Skyline students and staff work to separate food waste in participation with PPS's compost program. When possible, local Skyline families and farmers utilize food waste from our schoolwide events to feed their pigs and chickens. Because of the dedication of our students and staff, we can support local farmers and reduce the amount of waste the school produces at the same time. Learn more about the Oregon Green School programhere.

    We have a master plan for our school gardens and wildlife habitat. Our Stewards are currently working toward Audubon Backyard Wildlife Habitat certification. The Audubon Backyard Habitat Program encourages residential homeowners and schools to landscape areas with native plantings that attract and sustain local wildlife. Learn more about the program here.

    Our wind turbine, installed in 2010, generates enough energy to power 3 classrooms. Learn more about it. We currently participate in the PPS Energy Conservation initiative. Track the school's energy use here.

    Learn more about upcoming Steward and Green Team events and volunteer opportunities here.

    Jinnet Powel, Skyline Stewards Chair,

    Darby Currie, Green Team Chair,

    Garden and Habitat Restoration Project

    Landscape designers Patty Hune Florio, Terrie Stubbs, and Carole Senna created the pictured concept plan for the front of the school that would enhance it’s ecological and educational function. The recently installed path and other changes that you now see happening at the school are examples of the plan becoming reality. While we have had to make some adjustments to the initial design, such as reducing the timber-and-gravel stairs from three to one poured-concrete set, the intention and feel of the concept design remains intact. Parents will be choose specific plants for the slopes shown and the mezzanine slope (not shown). This project is being funded from grants from West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation and Metro and the generous donations of time and materials from neighbors and parents. Thank