5 Ways To Green Your School

Originally posted on Green Home Blog:

5 Ways To Green Your School

Schools play a central role in children’s lives, so it makes since that they would be the perfect place to introduce kids to the importance of being environmentally friendly. Not only that, but turning schools green is a great way to keep kids healthy and safe when they’re away from home. So whether you’re a student, a parent, or someone who just want to help your community, here are five ways you can make any school eco-friendly.

1. Start recycling

Even though common school items like notebook paper, soda bottles, and aluminum cans are easily recycled in most cities, school recycling rates in the U.S. tend to be low (for example, 16.5% of the trash produced in New York City is recycled, but the recycling rate in schools is only 9.5%). These sad numbers make starting a recycling program the number one way to…

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