Grades of Green
Did you notice that our school has been more clean recently? Thanks to the Grades of Greens program, which is a program that helps us recycle and protect the environment. Our school is one of the 24 schools competing to win the grand prize, which is $1,000 for your school, have massive party at school, be in some newspapers, and be on television!
The main part of the program is to use less and not waste so much trash. Every year, we waste a lot of trash in lunch materials, such as paper trays and plastic baggies. There are also napkins, plastic utensils, and a lot of other things we use for lunch. If we were to count all the trash that goes to waste every day, it would add up to a lot. And by a lot, I mean A LOT!
But there are a lot of ways to solve this problem. Instead of bringing your food in a plastic bag, or paper sack, you can buy a reusable lunch bag. Then you’d be saving a lot of bags from going in the garbage. Even if the item can be recycled, it still wastes trees and the materials it is made of. Also, instead of bringing a water or juice bottle, you can bring a reusable water container.
If you do these things, you will be helping your planet be a more cleaner place. you will be reducing trash. This was the purpose of the grades of green assembly. Also, if you didn’t hear, they were recording or the show, Curiosity Quest! Of all the schools competing, WE were chosen. That’s a very high honor, if you think about it.
So if you went to this assembly, you know what you gotta do. You have to ‘clean up’ your act, and make this school an environment that uses less, and has the least trash. The day of the assembly we went from 16 bags of trash to two bags! If we did this the first day we can do it every day. Many thanks to Ms. Borowski for making this possible!