America Recycles Day

Friday, November 13, 2015

The PTA Green Team is back in action!

In previous years, Wood Acres students have celebrated America Recycles Day by creating artwork from materials found in their home recycling bin. This year we will be focusing on a school-wide art project with collected bottle caps (think of a mosaic, but with plastic instead of glass).

America Recycles Day (ARD), a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting environmental citizenship, encouraging individuals to reuse, reduce and recycle.

Reuse

Students will be asked to collect all bottle caps they use at home and at school and put them in one of three collection bins located around Radnor during the month of October.

All screw-off, plastic bottle tops can be collected from any size bottle, jug or container and can be of any color, shape or size. Please, no plastic pull-off lids or metal tops.

In November each grade will then create artwork on panels using the bottle caps. These three dimensional art collages will be unveiled to the school on Friday, November 13, 2015.

Reduce

Trashless Tuesday will return to Wood Acres at Radnor. Students can bring in reuasable containers for their lunch and reduce the amount of trash generated by their grade. Each grade will measure their trash and compete against the other grades to earn the “Most UnTrashy Grade” honors for the month.

Recycle

Let’s make our Center Hall Recycling Bin full! Bring in tape dispensers, glue bottles or sticks, used writing utensils, ink cartridges or small electronics, such as old cell phones, MP3 players, or calculators.

Also we will encourage all students to continue recycling items that Montgomery County accepts – all plastics and paper. The Terracycle recycling program we have been doing for three years for energy bar wrappers, juice and fruit squeeze pouches, and chip bags has been temporarily suspended while we are at Radnor.

Kate Mindlin at kamwdc@mac.com

 

 

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