Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Learning to Reuse

Tahoma Jr. High’s Sustainability Ambassadors set up a table at all three lunches on April 22nd to celebrate Earth Day with students and staff. This year’s focus was on REUSING. The team members made up a display of “upcycled items” including a trifold poster with ideas and many items created by the team members themselves. Students had a great time coming up and looking at everyday household items that were no longer in use being used for another purpose, rather than ending up in a landfill! Some items included a clock made from an old LP record, a calendar from a CD jewel case, bottle cap magnets and gift tags, earrings from old cards and vacation jar from an old pickle jar. The biggest hit, however, was the fish tank from an old coffee pot! About 100 students came by and filled out Earth Day pledges to reduce, reuse and recycle and were entered in drawings for prizes each lunch, as well! All in all, it was a successful and fun event!

Thanks so much to Mrs. McHenry, Green Team Leader at TJHS for this post!

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