Going Green: Manassas Students Collecting Plastic Bags in Contest
One of several environmental programs local schools are implementing.
We're Going Green at Patch (well, we've always been green). Over the next few weeks, we'll be highlighting great, creative, local ways that you can help improve our environment in Manassas.
And we're not alone. The Manassas City Public Schools and the City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities are leading their own Go Green Initiative, educating students, parents and the community about environmentally friendly practices.
Environmental stewardship programs at Manassas City Schools, include: glue stick recycling, cell phones for soldiers, single-stream recycling, energy audits by support-services staff, learning, herb and rain gardens with reading centers, cafeteria recycling, walking trails, and the Safe Routes to School program that encourages students to walk and bicycle to school. Also, the schools are currently in a state-wide contest to collect the most plastic bags to win a grand prize made from TREX lumber. The contest ends on Earth Day in April 2013.
“Manassas City schools are on the front lines of recycling, teaching our youngest students the value of reusing, and laying the groundwork for them to be aware of their resources and how they can wisely use them,” said Sandy Thompson, supervisor of administrative services for Manassas City Schools.
How are you doing your part to go green this spring? Tell us in the comments!