Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Northridge High School S.C.O.P.E.

The NHS club has over 50 members. At our first meeting we elected Denise Garcia as our president, Leah Riffell as Vice president, and Lara Golebiewski as Secretary. We started our shirt sale with Uncle Jerry's T's. It is a great company that helps make great profits by selling good quality shirts and gift items for $12 or less. The money will be used for educational programming including field trips, and the kids want to adopt animals or rainforest with what is left. We did an Adopt-a Highway trash pick up on Sunday and had 13 kids pick up 8 bags of trash along US 20 in Middlebury. Our next project will be October 4th-we are helping Enviro-corps with a river clean up. Our club has chosen mostly environmental issues to focus on and at a monthly meeting we will have Mike Keen from IUSB as a guest speaker on sustainable living. We are receiving some free water testing kits so that they can start doing water testing twice a year. The kids really want to start recycling plastic in this new school. We are trying to get the shop teacher to help build the bins and the students would be assigned a time to collect and haul the recycling to the dumpsters. I am not sure how it will work. The students have great ideas, and I am willing to listen and support them as long as it is possible. (They think really BIG) Has anyone else set up a recycling program school or corporation wide? What about paper? Have a great week and I will try to check this 3 times a week.

1 comment:

Christi Tamayo said...

Hi Dawn,
We have recycled glass and aluminum at our school in the past. We have large yellow garbage cans all around school and they are emptied every few days by studenst who are serving after school detention. They empty the cans into hefty garbage bags and store them (somewhere?) until the end of the semester. At that point, one of the school's Boy Scout troops collects and transports the bags to one of the local recycling centers.
I hope this helps.
Christi Tamayo
Lake Highland Prep.
Orlando, FL