GEORGIA RECYCLING COALITION’S
Read for Recycling Program Participants
Keep Pickens Beautiful sponsored the Read for Recycling Program which is part of the state America Recycles Day (ARD) celebration. This day is recognized to promote and celebrate recycling in the United States. The celebration is held November 15th. Students are encouraged to read books that celebrate, educate, and encourage waste reduction activities.
The program and the winners were chosen for keeping a reading journal. Several students from Harmony Elementary were asked to tell about the books. Genevieve Rowe tells about recycling paper and saving trees, reusing something for another purpose and turning off the lights when needed. Bella Crowe reports that teaching people to recycle can help the environment, just one person recycling can impact the environment. Nola Chester describes several ways to improve our environment including recycling; stop litter which makes the world trashy looking, compost to help your garden grow and give your old things to people who can use them.
Barnes and Noble gift cards were given to the first, second and third place winners. Books and markers were given to the students who received an honorable mention.
Several of the books students read were: Michael Recycle and Michael Recycle Meets a Litterbug by Ellie Bethel, Compost Stew by Mary McKennen, Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts and the Adventures of a Plastic Bottle by Alison Inches.
If you would like more information about recycling please call the KPB office at 706-253-3600 or visit our facebook or web (keeppickensbeautiful.org) page.