“There are blue recycle bins in every single room of the building,” Brown said.
When the Recycle Bowl began last week, Recycling Club members spoke during the school’s morning announcements, encouraging their classmates to recycle and sharing information about the benefits of doing so.
“I always felt that the environment was really important, and protecting it is one of my main goals,” said Maeghan McDonald, a junior and club member, “so I think it’s great how this company created this competition, so we can be motivated not only to win the money but to recycle and help others recycle.”
Both of the clubs are responsible for emptying all of the school’s recycling bins each week and transporting their contents to the large Casella receptacle in the school parking lot.
“I think we have a greater awareness as a result of doing the competition, and, of course, the kids are excited to see how much weight we actually collect,” Brown said.
Though the recycling clubs have been in existence only since last school year, they have already made strides toward creating a greener environment at Chazy Central.
“We recycle way more than we throw away as a school, which is great,” McDonald said.
“I mean, just in one year, we’ve been able to accomplish that.”
The school won’t find out until after Christmas how it placed in the Recycle Bowl, Brown said, but there really are no losers in such a contest.
“It’s more of an awareness competition than anything else,” she said.
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