Hopkins, Miss Porter’s recognized nationally for recycling efforts

May 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story, Recycling

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.

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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.

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