For Immediate Release Contact: Collin Nash or Sid Nathan
April 3, 2009 (516) 869-7794
Students Weighing in on Town’s School Recycling Program
Manhasset, NY--Joined by Supervisor Jon Kaiman, students from Munsey Park Elementary School in Manhasset and students from E.M. Baker School in Great Neck, took delivery of oversized scales that they will use to monitor how their recycling efforts impact the environment. With the new scales, students will be able to measure the number of trees saved, amount of energy saved as well as much less oil is consumed.
All 8 of North Hempstead’s 11 school districts now participating in the Town’s school recycling program are scheduled to receive the scales.
“You are the pioneers, the ones who will lead this effort to not only protect our environment by recycling but monitor the impact of your efforts, such as the number of trees and the amount of energy saved,” Supervisor Kaiman told the groups that gathered in the hallway of the school.
The scales were acquired courtesy of a grant obtained by New York Senator Craig Johnson on behalf of the Town.
Under North Hempstead’s ambitious recycling program, which has also reached into the Town’s network of parks as well as all Town buildings, receptacles for glass, paper and plastics have been distributed to 8 of the Town’s 11 school districts.
Plans are to test run the scales program throughout the spring in one building in each of the 8 districts participating in the recycling program.
Joined by Supervisor Kaiman (right), students from Munsey Park Elementary School stand with the new oversized recycling scale provided by the Town.
Students from E.M. Baker School took delivery of the new recycling scale designed to help them measure the impact of their recycling efforts.