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My school has Planet Protectors who go to each classroom and offices to empty the blue recycling cans. Those kids are in ASB.They wear a special windbreaker with that name on it.
I, the Physical Education Specialist recycle all one sided paper to use for class work. I also provided staff a box in the workroom to save the one sided paper for me. I use this paper in my printer also. Parents really appreciate those efforts to save the earth as does our students.
"there oughta be a law...." that requires "green" in all curricula and all school capital projects.
Local districts should view and take to heart what Harvard has done with its old campus or what Oberlin College has done with its newer construction.
Recyle yes, but we must go far beyond that if there is to be a future for today's students to enjoy.
Teach balance, not win-lose. New math, waste = food!
The school district that my children go to is collecting plastic bags (Grocery) from everyone in the community for the next month. Our local Wal-mart is donating money to the school based upon the number of bags collected.
Yes, we recycle paper, toner cartridges, ink cartridges, bottles, , , , just about everything. Several years ago we did not recycle, however the Seymour Recycling Center put us on alert. We became the BAD institution within our community, because we did not recycle. We have since RECYCLED ourselves to one of the TOP Recyclers of the community.
An environmentally active parent approached me almost 4 years ago and asked for help starting a school-wide cycling program. She and I turned to Student Council, who embraced the concept immediately. When students were on board, their enthusiasm became contagious, bringing the adults (teachers and parents) into the loop. We now have a comprehensive recycling program where students collect materials in small bins in classrooms and deliver them to larger bins outside, near the playground, where the material is picked up regularly by the local recycling organization.
There is no cost to the school or patrons, and we feel students, staff, and families have joined together to make a difference for our environment. The lessons students are learning truly help change habits and lives as a generation grows up learning the benefits and ease of recycling.
Recycle ,"Your no child left behind wish list."
We are desperately trying to recycle! Our community and local government piteosly lags behind in all recycling services, curb-side recycling is not available to homeowners-it just does not exist in our county, yet nearby cities have had this service for years. We would like to have recycling bins placed at our school and at each school in our county but the nearest recycling company refuses to provide bins nor will our county recycling program provide bins. The club members collect plastic bottles and haul them off-campus to the nearest county plastic recycling bin. We are trying to involve our administrators, our SAC committee and local politicians in our struggle. Can you imagine the benefit to our county if all schools recycled plastic bottles, aluminum, paper, and card-board?! I wonder if we would gain more attention if this were a money-making endeavor instead of "just" an environmental issue.
The student council started a paper recycling program through Abitibi last school year. While the purpose was to raise some funds for extra supply needs, recycling had the corollary effect of reducing the amount of daily trash (since most waste was paper). Savings were thus realized by the housekeeping department as well.
PTA recycles cans and bottles for fund raiser to help fifth graders go to Astrocamp. We do not have any paper recycling at our school, someone was trying to start it up but we were told we cannot impact the custodian in any way--makes it difficult.