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Be kind to the Earth, RECYCLE!
Are you doing your part to take care of Earth? Mrs. Fosterâ€™s class is â€“ by recycling paper at our school. Do we really want our planet to be covered with landfills? Do we want to cut down trees that provide us with oxygen to breathe? Those same trees may be home to animals. Some may even be homes to endangered animals.
We all need to start recycling habits NOW! Here are some things you can start today.
- Save paper by writing on the front and back.
- Recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, cans, and glass at home.
- Recycle clothes and toys you no longer use and give to someone who needs them, Goodwill, or the Salvation Army.
- Help Earth in two ways â€“ pick up litter, then recycle it.
- Be creative â€“ reuse milk jugs as planters or a birdhouse. Popsicle sticks can be reused in many craft projects.
Recycling is easy. Once you save the paper, cardboard, plastic, cans, and/or glass all you have to do is bring them to the nearest waste collection site and put the items in the correct bins. Then feel good! Repeat weekly.
Every Thursday six students from Mrs. Fosterâ€™s class pick up paper from classrooms and offices, and then weigh the boxes in the gym. For the last two years Mr. Foster brought the boxfuls to the dump herself. Now, thanks to Mrs. Deaton, the county will collect it from the school. So far weâ€™ve collected 109 pounds. Our goal this year is to recycle 2,000 pounds of paper. If we reach our goal we will buy a tree for our school in honor of all the trees we saved. We will keep track of pounds collected with a goal gauge in the main hall. The gauge is coming soon, watch for it and help us meet our goal. So students, faculty, and parents, letâ€™s all do our part to help Earth - REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE.
Written by: Lisa Foster, 4th Grade Teacher
Posted: Oct 07, 2011 by Jennifer Williams