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New Road School Going Green
February 07, 2008
On February 7th students and staff gathered for an informal assembly program to kick off the school wide effort to go "Green". Each student received a free pencil holder, compliments of Volkswagen, that was made from recycled car lights. As part of the Go "Green" program, they will be looking for ways to increase their recycling practices, use more natural materials, learn to respect and appreciate nature, and gain an understanding about how their decisions impact the environment throughout the upcoming year and beyond.
Currently, students and staff are recycling paper, glass, aluminum and plastic bottles, and cardboard. We are expanding our recycling efforts to include cell phones, ink cartridges, batteries and six-pack ring holders. "Green tips" are included in the daily announcements each morning over the intercom system. The Science Teacher has incorporated lessons on ecology and conservation into the curriculum. The students have grown, potted and distributed "green" plants to classrooms to aid in air purification in the building. In addition, various horticultural and nature related activities reinforce and extend students' awareness of the environment and the importance of protecting it. For example, this year's school wide project focuses on the national parks of the United States. One of the goals of the project is to cultivate a recreational interest in these natural settings that will help to foster an appreciation of our own local parks and outdoor enjoyment.