by Julia Saintz, Community Outreach Coordinator
Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, we conducted a number of waste reduction, litter prevention and school yard cleanup projects in Prince George’s County, MD and Washington, D.C. through our Trash Free Schools program. Check out a few highlights below!
Phyllis E. Williams Elementary School in Prince George’s County, MD has posted the Regional Litter Prevention Campaign in English and Spanish at the entrance of their school.
Fourth graders from Washington International School in Washington, D.C. did a Cleanup on the National Mall. One student even rescued a turtle that was caught in rope!
Anne Beers Elementary School in Washington, D.C. had a school yard cleanup and removed a whole bag of trash from their schoolyard! Below you can see us playing an observation game to wrap up the cleanup.
Parkside Middle School in Washington D.C. painted litter cans that will be adopted at the school and in the Parkside Community to reduce litter.
Capital City Public Charter School fifth graders in Washington, D.C. spent the school year brainstorming and planning action projects to make their school more trash free. In the end, they presented the actions to their school administration and maintenance staff!
Are you inspired? Reach out to us to plan an event for next school year at your school. Let’s partner on student-led action projects, Adopt a Litter Can painting, a school yard cleanup, in-classroom presentations, and more!