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Closing the Loop Kick-Off

Dear Staff and Teachers,

Do you remember the 4Rs from the beginning of the school year?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot.

The theme for the Service Learning Waste Reduction Kick-Off days is "Closing the Loop." What choices can consumers make to help close the loop of recycling?

During lunch on November 6th, Stephanie Saenz of Allied Waste will work with members of 540 Club and Leadership Class to challenge students to reduce what goes into our landfills. For example, which item is better for the environment? A CD or a MP3 player? Find out on November 6th.

You may have already seen posters with recycling facts. Fiona Wong will contact teachers regarding a student survey, and a team is preparing displays in the library and quad on Closing the Loop and Community Service Learning opportunities.

Here's what I need some help with. Can you donate one item that was created from recycled material? I have a ream of Recycled copy paper. How about an empty laundry detergent container? What else can be purchased that will close the recycling loop. Drop off will be in the Staff Room.

Examples of On Going Community Service Learning Projects

  • Recycling: Paper during home room / Bottles and cans after school on Wed and Fri
  • Mini Greenhouse and planter project
  • 540 Club Clean up Days Oct 27th and Nov 17th
  • Grad Night E-Waste Collection Nov 3rd and Apr 5th
  • Video and Digital photo PSAs and documentation of activities
  • Garden and Sustainable Landscaping Projects
  • Tule Ponds and Tyson Lagoon clean up / Wildlife Habitat
  • EarthTeam meetings and activities
  • Used Battery Collection Project
  • Used Ink Cartridge Program
  • Thank you for your help,

    Lauretta Aldridge
    SLWRP Site Coordinator
    John F. Kennedy High School