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Anahim Lake Jr. Secondary’s community recycling initiative

September 15, 2020
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Students at Anahim Lake Jr. Secondary School, located in the remote Cariboo region village of Anahim Lake, know how important a fundraiser can be. Attending a remote school of just 48 students means the cost of field trips can be sky-high, so they’ve been banding together to raise funds for annual school trips with bottle drives since 2014!

Anahim Lake bottle drives do more than just fund field trips, though – through their efforts, the students have visibly cleaned up their community by getting all of its residents on board with keeping recyclables off the streets.

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Tsi Deldel Elementary School’s New Community Recycling System

September 30, 2019
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Students at Tsi Deldel School were faced with a real challenge when they set out to promote recycling in their small community.  Until recently, the small First Nations community of Tsi Deldel in Tsilhqot'in territory, Central British Columbia had no recycling infrastructure.

“Before we started the recycling program, our community was often littered with containers,” said Moray Kennedy, a teacher at Tsi Deldel Elementary School. “Now, residents are starting to deliver their recyclables right to our collection sheds at the school.”

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Rutland Elementary - 1st place Elementary Division 2017/2018

November 29, 2018

At Rutland Elementary School in Kelowna, we have had in-school beverage container recycling for many years.  So far this school year, our 424 students have diverted 5842 beverage containers from the landfill and the Parent Council has used the $296.45 collected towards the purchase of musical instruments such as xylophones, metallophones and ukuleles.

We have three collection bins set up in the hallways, one in each portable and one in the staff room. Twice a week a parent volunteer sorts and counts the containers and, every month or two, takes the bags of containers to our local Columbia Bottle Depot at 680 Dease Rd.

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Stanley Humphries - 1st place Secondary School Division 2017/2018

November 19, 2018

SHSS Recycling Program - Making a difference one container at a time!!!!!

Brendan is a visually and cognitively impaired student who attends the special education program at SHSS. Working with these challenges, Brendan has overcome many obstacles in order to be a successful team leader of our recycling program. With adaptations and modifications put in place, Brendan has learned to do jobs in a certain way in order for him to complete the task.  He takes his job to teach and recycle in our school very seriously. He helps students know the routine, procedures, schedule, and work that needs to be done in a timely manner in order for the job to be completed efficiently.  The students have seen Brendan as a recycling team leader for a few years and respect him, his experience, and the work that he does within the school community.

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New Return-It School Program

August 22, 2017

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