My students need recycling bins for each classroom so we can establish a recycling program for our school.
Our school has 1400 students. If each student uses one piece of paper for each class every day, we produce 3,500 pieces of paper per week. Our group of students want to start recycling.
Our school is a large urban public elementary school.
It is a magnet school, so our students are bused or driven from many parts of the city. 72% of our students come from a low socioeconomic setting. Due to bus scheduling conflicts, our school day does not begin until 8:45 AM. Because many parents need to get to work earlier, some have been dropping off their children as early as 7:30. To accommodate for this, we started a before-school environmental club so our students can be engaged in meaningful activity while they wait for school to begin.
We are requesting recycling bins for each classroom. Some of the classrooms are already equipped, but many are not. The students are learning about the effects of pollution and recycling on our planet. They have been reading articles and watching films about how recycling works, and how they can have a positive impact on the earth. The students are working as Earth Ambassadors to create an effective recycling program for our school. We already have some recycling occurring, but the students and faculty as a whole are not aware of what can be recycled and how it can be recycled. The students will teach each classroom about what paper products can be recycled. At the end of the day, they will take turns collecting the recycled paper for the custodial staff to dispose of properly.
Our project will make a difference because we can first educate the students on the benefits of recycling.
They can see how they can make a difference in a large urban environment. And, it is creating ecology-minded youth.
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