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Skyway Elementary
Colorado Springs, CO

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The entire week of NGW - projects made out of recycled items increased litter pick-up, increased awareness of our all school and community recycling program, each classroom viewed the NGW foundation's DVD, encouragement to bring in reusable snack and lunch containers, eating lunch with the lights off in the cafeteria, daily morning announcements on NGW messages, putting together a DVD of our school's belief and efforts in regards to being environmentally respectful.

We weighted our school's morning snack trash on a random day and then again, after encouraging and educating our students about bringing reusable containers. We decreased our trash from 5 pounds to 1/2 a pound. It was also a great time to tie in notorious snacks as opposed to 'empty calorie' snacks.

We feel we really have the students recycling responsibly! This year we focused in on the reusing concepts and even into the re-designing concept. We loved putting together our very own green week DVD - how Skyway does Green Week! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!