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Recycling at Rocky River is in full swing!
Rocky River Elementary School has always had their 4th grade Recycling Roadrunners doing their part to make the school a little bit greener by collecting paper and cardboard from every classroom and office to be recycled. This year the Recycling Roadrunners are expanding their recycling efforts to include plastic bottles. The school has formed a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Monroe who will receive the proceeds from this new recycling venture.
A large, red recycling container has been placed on each hall and in the office area. Students and teachers place their empty plastic bottles (numbers 1 and 2) and aluminum cans in these containers. Once the containers are full, they are collected by Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity then sells the plastic bottles and cans to a recycling company and use the proceeds to build Habitat Houses. Habitat for Humanity builds and repairs houses all over the world for families in need of decent shelter. Habitat relies on volunteers and donations and by Rocky River providing them with plastic bottles and aluminum cans to recycle is a great help to their organization. Our students also benefit because they understand how important it is to help others.
Every Friday morning our Recycling Roadrunners are assigned to a hallway with a partner to collect all recycling items. The City of Monroe and Habitat for Humanity come to our school to then collect the items. Recycling benefits everyone and our students are proud to be a part of it!
Written by: Karen Holder and Heather Shulman
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 by Heather Shulman