Friday, December 11, 2009

Working Together to Make a Greener District

All students and staff are instrumental in the district’s effort to reduce waste. Many schools, including Perkins, Encanto, Holmes and Sunset View Elementary, are organizing Planet Protector Clubs that introduce students to a different set of “3 R’s”: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Students conduct contests, clean ups, fundraisers and other activities as part of the program. Two elementary schools, Perkins and Holmes, in conjunction with the Energy/Utility Management section of the Physical Plant Operations Department, have developed special recognition banners to recognize individual classrooms for their recycling efforts. These colorful banners (see photo) will rotate among the Perkins and Holmes classrooms that increase recycling efforts for the month.

Remember, all recyclables -- bottles, cans, newspaper, white paper, magazines, etc. -- should be placed in the blue recycling bins.

For information, please call the district’s recycling hotline at (858) 627-7376, or J. William Naish, supervisor, energy/utility management, at (858) 627-7217.

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