Moriches, NY - February 24, 2013 - Students at Moriches Elementary School in the William Floyd School District have been selected to participate in the Recyclebank Green Schools Program with the opportunity to earn money to support their green project – a school-wide recycling program for students which will help educate them about the environment, stewardship of natural resources, personal responsibility, community action, solid waste management and more.
“The goal of our recycling program is to positively impact and encourage students and their families to recycle both in school and at home,” said Eileen Filippone, Principal, Moriches Elementary School. “We are hoping that this program will catch on throughout the building and school community.”
Other aspects of the Moriches Elementary Green Program include the formation of a “Green Team” consisting of students and staff, which will help to beautify the school and community through various measures including hosting a school trash cleanup, learning recycling vocabulary, reading about various recycling initiatives, sorting recyclables into paper, cardboard and plastic and more.
Students, staff and community members can earn rewards for everyday green actions such as researching recycling information, taking an active role in various projects, pledging to use fewer resources and making more environmentally conscious purchases. These rewards – 250 points for a $1 donation – can then be transferred to Moriches Elementary to fund their green program. So far, Moriches has raised nearly $200 of their $2138 goal, and points will be accepted until March 16, 2014. Each school that meets at least half their goal will receive a $500 donation to go toward their green plan. Additionally, the school with the most innovative Green Plan will win a year’s worth of free paper.
For more about Moriches Elementary School’s Green Plan and to earn and donate your points to the school, click here.
Pictured: Moriches Elementary School students pitching in and doing their part for the environment.