Student "green teams" that make sure campuses recycle efficiently will be receiving some help, thanks to a $120,000 grant from the State of California.
CalRecycle, the Department of Resources, Recycling
and Recovery, awarded the grant that will allow district staff to help
expand the programs to all campuses.
School green teams and others
encourage students and staff members to recycle as much on their campus
as possible. The funds will provide schools with source-separated
beverage containers and co-mingling of paper products, bottles and cans.
Not only does the student work help save the environment, it
helps put more money in the classroom. By the terms of the district's
waste hauling contract, recycling is provided for free, while schools
are charged by the dumpster for waste hauling. The more recycling, the
fewer dumpsters that need to be filled.
In other news, the
Recycling Program has launched "Get Your Green On!", an online blog with
recycling tips, student scholarship and involvement opportunities, and
other great news. Check it out at http://www.sandi.net/energy
For more information,contact Janet Whited, Recycling Specialist, at (858) 637-6268.