Each year, schools continue to exceed recycling goals, recycling more and more beverage containers! We would like to congratulate all schools that participated in MMSB’s School Recycling Program in 2013-14, collectively recycling more than 14.4 million beverage containers and raising more than $1.5 million in recycling refunds and matching grants provided by MMSB.
We have two top recycling schools for the 2013-14 school year that have both reinvested these funds in a wide variety of environmental and educational initiatives.
Click here for a complete list of top recycling schools in Eastern, Central, Western and Labrador regions of the province.
Mount Pearl Intermediate leads the way with more than 774,000 containers collected in 2013-14. “Connected, Contributing and Capable” is their motto. With the school’s Green Team taking charge, students are reminded to recycle through school announcements, posters and contests. Funds collected through the recycling program are used to continue the growth of environmental education programs and support current recycling efforts. And with the New Year, comes big plans to boost recycling at Mount Pearl Intermediate, with more blitzes and green team recruitment on the agenda.
St. Anne’s School in South East Bight tops the chart for the most beverage containers recycled per student – with more than 3,500 containers recycled per student! This small school makes a big difference by making recycling a way of life and working with local community residents who are eager to help support the students. St. Anne’s School has reaped the rewards of recycling by funding a new school playground, educational field trips and an outdoor garden where students learn to grow plants and harvest vegetables. At St. Anne’s School, recycling is not just about the refund, it’s about building a strong sense of community and together growing their environmental commitment.
Environmental awareness has become top priority for schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. School-coordinated recycling blitzes and student-led awareness activities showcase the importance of recycling and empower youth to make positive efforts to protect our environment.