Sunday, March 6, 2011

Collection Includes 3,000 Juice Pouches, 1,000 Plastic Bags, 570 lbs. of Batteries

Juice pouchesCurie Planet Patrol members Sammie and Emily, collecting juice pouches for their Disney Planet Challenge project.
The Planet Protectors
Curie Planet Patrol members with the 570 pounds of batteries collected at their Jan. 31 recycling.
Fourth graders at Curie Elementary School are taking the cleanup of Planet Earth into their own hands.
In 10 weeks, they collected more than 3,000 juice pouches, part of their Terracycle Pouch Brigade effort. They hosted a recycling event and collected 1,000 plastic bags, 570 lbs. of batteries, 238 light bulbs and 100 printer cartridges.
They're also part of the Disney Planet Challenge, a nationwide effort to encourage middle- and elementary-school students to learn about their local ecosystem. The Planet Challenge aims to teach kids about science and conservation while empowering them to make a positive impact on their communities and planet.
For more information, contact Chelsea Cochrane, science teacher, at (858) 453-4184 ext. 124.

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