At Thomas Jefferson grades PreK-8th grads and including all administrative offices, participate in recycling.
Increasing Community Awareness
Posters were created by students through a poster making contest to inform and bring awareness to anyone who enters our school's community. The recycling dumpster has been stripped, prepared and ready to be painted by students to increase awareness to the outside community in the area. The funds from the Green, Healthy & Sustainable Grant will be used to paint the dumpster bright yellow and will be labeled with appropriate recyclable materials; NO TRASH.
Reduced paper waste
Staff and students at Thomas Jefferson discovered a small solution to reduce some of our paper waste in the building by painting bulletin boards for the background color instead of using colored paper! GOING GREEN
Planted trees and Increased Natural Habitats
Over the last 3 years TJ has teamed up with several outside partners. 21 trees have been planted on our campus by our students. Ms Berkley's 8th grade class constructed bird feeders and hung them on the trees that were previously planted!
Visiting the Montgomery Co. Recycling Center
Last May 2017, a group of our middle school students grades 6-8 had the pleasure of actually visiting a recycling facility. This May 2018 we will revisit the recycling plant. Students were exposed and educated to the process of recycling all materials from being picked up from our home/school to being processed and clean, to it being manufactured into another product at the plant.