The Clinton School community cares about our planet and environmental awareness is an important part of our daily lives.
A few years ago we celebrated Earth Day by having a parade in which we wore hats made out of recycled materials.
We also made a float for the Memorial Day Parade which was made 98% out of recycled materials.
We regularly offer an art class in our After School Enrichment Program in which art is made out of recycled objects.
We have many live plants throughout our classrooms and hallways which students help care for.
We walk and bike to school as much as possible. In fact our student government successfully petitioned the school district to change a policy that didn’t allow elementary school students to ride their bikes to school. Now 5th graders, with parent permission, can ride their bikes to school and park them at our newly purchased bike rack.
We participated in the TV turnoff program (meaning that we drastically reduce television and computer time during the week and conserve energy in the process).
Every single morning during morning announcements Clinton students offer a green tip of the day which encourages reducing, reusing, recycling, and conservation.
We recycle in many, many ways. Here are a few:
Paper and Plastic
Our students recycle paper and plastic daily in classrooms throughout our school building on a daily basis.
Cell Phones and Ink Cartridges
We recycle cell phones and ink cartridges (receptacle is in front entrance-way) and have been doing so for several years.
In conjunction with Terracycle, the Clinton kids recycle juice pouches, which are then made into tote bags. Receptacles are in the front entrance-way and in the cafeteria. If you are sending them in from home, please remove straws, cut open (across the top), and rinse out if possible.
With Jerseys from Jersey, Clinton students can donate their soccer uniforms to children on teams in developing nations.