During the month of October, Covanta Niagara, a part of Covanta Energy, launched a campaign with one of their Adopt-A-Schools, Geraldine J. Mann Elementary, to recycle rechargeable batteries and cellphones through Covanta’s participation in the Call2Recycle program. Student council members, including Jack Havens and Adam Wagner (pictured), encouraged and rallied their classmates around the competition and in less than a month, had collected over 25 lbs. The kindergarten class won the contest and were rewarded with a pizza party for the holidays.
“Helping our students from Pre-K through 6th Grade focus on the importance of going green, realizing we all have a responsibility to recycle, will be a valuable life-long , life enriching lesson. We were proud to partner with Covanta and hope to continue the program in the future”, said Principal, Mary Kerins.
The recycling campaign will run until the end of the school year and the students are inspired to continue their collection efforts as a method of preserving the environment and our natural resources.