Community Outreach Projects
Greening the Greenhouse
Team Captain: Can Aktas
Team Members: Bill Collinge, Kristen Ostermann, Neethi Rajagopalan, Monica Rothermel, Kullapa Soratana, Cassie Thiel, Xiaobo Xue
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Bilec
Collaborator: Shaler High School
Sustainable design principles such as rainwater collection, composting, and installing small-scale electricity generation to demonstrate a net zero energy building will be applied to a greenhouse. This is not a short-term project; rather, we anticipate that the greenhouse will continue to be used by both future high school classes and elementary/middle school students in the district, encouraging the community and other schools in the vicinity to initiate other sustainable projects and become more interested in sustainability and green technologies.