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Thursday February 8, 2018 at 12:56pm Age: 13 days
Category: Otisville Elementary, District

OTISVILLE ELEMENTARY IS A GREEN STAR SCHOOL


Otisville Elementary turned a corner early this year by joining Orange County’s Green Star Schools Program. Starting in January, the school community began practicing recycling in the lunchroom and stacking trays to reduce trash volume.

Thanks to the hard work and determination of student members of the Recycling Club, Mr. Scott Tonnessen and custodial staff, the school has reduced lunch garbage by over 50 percent.

As part of the Recycling Club’s awareness efforts, club officers starred in the video, "Can we recycle it?" It works like a game show and demonstrates what lunchroom items do and don’t qualify for single-stream recycling. Students are encouraged to play the recycling game at home with their families.