Reedy Fork Elementary is located in Greensboro, North Carolina and was built in 2007 as an experimental demonstration of sustainable design. Our principal is Janelle Lindsay and we have around 514 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Our school mascot is an owl, Rudy the Ranger, and our school colors are blue and green.
We use half of the electricity of other schools in the Guilford County School System by using lots of natural lighting, solar electricity, storm water treatment and rain water harvesting. Our lights are made to dim when the natural lighting is bright and the thick brick walls prevent heat from escaping in the winter and reduce heat gain in the warmer months. Our walls and roof use lots of insulation and the roof's reflective material keeps the school cool during the warm months.
We have a community garden project at Reedy Fork. One of our teachers, Pam Moody, received a grant for a composter. Now she and our students are busy maintaining a beautiful graden.
Some of our students serve on the Energy Patrol and they encourage us to recycle and collect recyclable materials in classrooms.