Hermon Elementary School Is Thinking GREEN!
During the last several years, HES teachers have begun a program to reduce the amount of trash generated at our school. Three collection points were set up within our school for newspaper, catalogs, etc. Teachers work together on teams, and a rotating schedule, to ensure that the newspaper and catalogs are taken to a transfer station for recycling. We are committed to continue this program during this school year and beyond.
We decided to get the children involved in some type of “green” initiative. In democratic fashion, last spring the students voted to use refillable bottles for water and juice, thereby eliminating (or at least minimizing) juice boxes, refundable water bottles, and the like, by reusing the refillable bottles. The intent is to further reduce the amount of trash generated at our school. We are encouraging all students who bring juice or water to school, to use some type of refillable bottle. This is a win-win-win endeavor: your child will learn a valuable lesson (Maine State Learning Results: Science and Technology C3), you will help our school (and planet), and you will save $$$.
First REDUCE, then REUSE, then RECYCLE, always RESPECT.