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Shiloh Goes Green and Global
Did you know…
Americans make more than 200 million tons of garbage each year, enough to fill a football stadium from top to bottom twice a day!
And . . . Each year Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam cups. Even 500 years from now, the foam coffee cup you used this morning will be sitting in a landfill.
Recycling helps the earth a lot. As 4th grade teacher Mrs. Milutin says “Even doing a little bit is better than doing nothing at all.” Our school custodian, Mr. Tino, agrees that recycling cuts down waste. Shiloh Elementary is recycling paper, cans, water bottles, and juice pouches. We will soon be recycling empty glue sticks and bottles, too. Mrs. Aldredge (assistant principal) has been recycling for 14 years. She says she likes it because it keeps the earth cleaner.
You can help recycle and make the earth cleaner by at least recycling one thing a day. For juice pouches and glue sticks we will receive points from Terracycle. Points are used to donate water to poor countries. The recycle bins are located right beside/in front of the gym located on the far left in the front of the school. We have a big basket behind the school that has tons of cans in it. Shiloh families can drop their cans there to help raise money for the school. Talk about inspiration!
Recycling can also be fun! You can take paper, cans, boxes, etc. and make something new. So the next time you see paper or other stuff you can reuse or recycle it!
Facts above were copied from United States EPA website.
Written by: Ainsley, Micala, and Brianne, (4th grade students)
Posted: Sep 10, 2014 by Mark Greene