Hopkins School, for grades 7-12, in New Haven, Connecticut. received 101 points in the 2012 Green Cup RECYCLE Challenge, a national student-driven recycling competition for K-12 schools sponsored by the non-profit Green Schools Alliance (GSA).
Hopkins also had 91% of its bins properly sorted. The school — which had just finished the Green Cup Energy Challenge in March — earned 10 “Bonus Points” for an impressive array of “extras” that included trayless dining (to save water, napkins, and reduce food waste), use of 100% recycled paper, a battery collection drive, and an aggressive recycling program that has reduced the number of trash pickups from five to three per week.
For more on this story, visit: Veronique Pittman: Third Graders Help Their School Win Green Cup Recycle Challenge.
Miss Porter’s School has been named one of two Connecticut high schools to achieve “recycling champion” status for their participation in the 2012 Green Cup Recycle Challenge, a national student-driven recycling competition.
For more on this story, visit: Farmington School Named National ‘Recycling Champion’ – Courant.com.