Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle...

I am a recycling fanatic! I don't pick other people's recyclables out of public trash cans, but I do carry mine home rather than throwing them away. If it can be reused, reduced or recycled, I'll do it!

I am thrilled, therefor that we have initiated a recycling program at the elementary school. Two years ago, we began with recycling aluminum cans. This year, we have added juice pouches, candy wrappers and cookie packages. Could it get better? You bet! Terracycle gives us $0.02 per wrapper or pouch!

It doesn't sound like much - two cents - but, these days, every penny counts. Perhaps more importantly, we are raising a student body that is learning about recycling. The students are now taking ownership of their juice pouches, setting them aside, rather than throwing them away.

We have been given much in this world, and we must be good stewards of what we have been given. In my eyes, that includes taking care of our planet. If we can simultaneously earn a few buck for our school, all the better!

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

That's awesome! I read an article about them and was wondering if Coopertown did that. I will start saving mine for you as well.