School of Business, Finance and Entrepreneurship at Edison- Rochester City School District
Shanise Williams and her classmates in Mrs. Spitzer's AP Environmental Science class at Edison Tech had a great idea- and a simple one. Recycling was something already happening at the school, for some specialized products, anyways. What if they started a new collection of milk cartons from the cafeteria's waste stream? As you'll see below, the results were measurable. But what's more, is the resulting affect on her fellow students. Shanise reports that more kids are now aware of the impact recycling has, the ease with which a single student can bring about change, and they're willing to go the extra step to contribute to the effort. We congratulate Shanise and her entire class for finding new ways to 'Go Green.' See Shanise's essay on her contribution to Edison Tech's recycling program here.
Hello, my name is Shanise Williams. I am part of Mrs. Spitzerís AP Environmental Science class. Our class decided to enter the Lexus eco-challenge where we would choose an environmental problem and try to assist in stopping harms to our earth. We chose to recycle milk cartons. The class noticed that there is a large amount of pollution in Rochester dealing with water, land and air. Our class decided to recycle milk cartons because we can influence other students to recycle, and if we recycle we can help reduce the amount of resources that we use up such as trees. We put our action plan together by contacting officials from Waste Management. Luckily there is a teacher in our school who partners with Waste Management and she helped us get recycling bags. We also contacted the lunch room for buckets that we could collect and pour the milk in. Every time we fill a bag with cartons waste management comes to pick them up. We estimated that we collect about 55 milk cartons per day, and about 210 milk cartons every four days. While doing this project our class hopes to make a difference in the community, school and the world.