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Ruth King Elementary - 2011

Team Name: Green Team

Campaign Goal:

Continue and expand our school's recycling program

What did we do?

  • Write a letter to the superintendent to ask about plastic curb pick up by CRD (no response).
  • Sort and recycle plastic, paper, juice boxes, and chocolate milk containers (from the lunch program).
  • Organize regular litter pick up (2 times per week) through out Green Team
  • Organize a Green Week with school wide activities, including a playground and community pick up.

The Best Part

Teamwork and the enthusiasm of all the students and Ruth King.


Get good volunteers and be organized!

Comments about the Campaign

Examples (there are more on our bulletin board)=

"It has made our students more aware of recycling, whereas before we would just do the paper recycling" -Mrs. Diercks

"The Ruth King Green Team provides lots of opportunity for being environmentally responsible."-Mrs. Clark

Did We Reach our Goal?

We are in 6th place when compared to other similar sized schools in the province.

What we are most proud of

How we all worked together as a school and see the question above

What we are planning to work on next


Additional Info

Ms. Hesse for taking the refundable recycling to the depot; Mrs. Hjermstad for taking the plastic recycling to her home's curbside and Ms. van der Leeden for taking the milk cartons to the depot to be recycled.