Livermore High School has a long tradition of establishing creative systems to reduce waste, improve recycling and reuse materials. The school has won multiple grants to install indoor and outdoor recycling stations throughout the campus including hard to serve areas like the football stadium and gym. Livermore is the recipient of a Green California Partnership Career Academy grant to establish a green career pathway program for students and is working to expand participation in green practices by teachers, students and community members.
The Altamont Education Advisory Board kindly provided grant money so that the Livermore High School Stadium could have a full set of recycling stations. This increases the flow of recycle-able materials to the recycle center, order and decreases the amount of material going to the Altamont landfill. This is a good thing!
LHS students and staff bring in used glasses so the glasses can be re-used by others via the Lions Club.
From the Lions Club website: "According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses.
Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don't have glasses. They can't learn, because reading is difficult. They can't work to the best of their ability, because they can't see clearly.
It costs Lions less than US$0.08 to provide a pair of recycled eyeglasses and change someone's life.
For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life. For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependence on others.
Lions clubs collect millions of eyeglasses each year, making eyeglass recycling one of our most popular activities. You can help"