Jeffers Earth Kids
May 23, 2011
Jeffers Elementary has been participating in the TerraCycle recyling program. This organization recycles garbage and turns it into new items. Since we started we have collected and kept out of the landfill 16,354 juice pouches, 3092 chip bags, 1087 glue sticks and 2964 zip lock bags. TerraCycle then pays Jeffers Earth Kids $.02 for each one. Jeffers Earth Kids group currently has 50 student members. The Earth Kids this year have collected and sorted the recycling, made bird ornaments, planted seeds, made seed bombs, tried many healthy earth friendly recipes, learned about the importance of bees, learned about the Grand River Greenway Project from Ryan Cotton, and participated in many other green topics.
On Earth Day the entire school designed grocery bags for Orchard Market to use on Earth day. Also, Green Smoothies were made in the lunch room for everyone to try.
This is a fabulous group of dedicated young people who are making a difference in their school and for their planet.