Students on the Green Team at Carmel Middle School have been talking to their teachers about changes in classroom recycling. As their educational video says, “It’s not just for paper anymore!” Students have used an audit created by Social Studies teacher Vickie Walsh to find out how many trash and recycing containers are in each classroom and if the teacher knows what can be recycled. In addition to talking about recycling, the students are asking whether or not the teacher needs assistance turning off electronic equipment at the end of the day. With the results, the kids will determine how many recycling containers need to be ordered. They will also supply all classrooms with signs designating what can be recycled. Finally, any teacher who expresses a need for help with turning off electronic equipment will be assisted.
The students’ video about classroom recycling will be shown on video announcements to kick off Earth Week at Carmel Middle School.