2010-12-09 / Local & State

FCCCS Students Participate In PA Greensylvania Program

Pictured above, left: Caleb Gingerich, Skyler Gordon, Ryan Mellott, Rachel Weibley, Jenae Gordon and Nathan Leedy. Not pictured is Andrea Leedy. Pictured above, left: Caleb Gingerich, Skyler Gordon, Ryan Mellott, Rachel Weibley, Jenae Gordon and Nathan Leedy. Not pictured is Andrea Leedy. Pictured above are members of the Fulton County Community Christian School Environmental Club collecting paper from classrooms as part of the PA Greensylvania Program. FCCCS placed 10th out of the 59 Pennsylvania schools participating in the first state-wide Greensylvania competition. The competition was for wastepaper generated only within the school and was based on a per capita basis. FCCCS collected 4.5 lbs per capita during the fourweek competition.

Originally “Recycle- Mania” began as a National competition between colleges and universities throughout North America. Pennsylvania Municipal and County Recycling Coordinators, PA Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), and EPA were looking for a way to bring the same enthusiasm to K-12 students resulting in the “Greensylvania” program, which is designed to generate enthusiasm for recycling and teach students how recycling benefits their school and community by increasing recycling and decreasing waste going into landfills.

The Environmental Club is now registered to participate in the “Great American Can Roundup” and will be collecting aluminum beverage cans through April, 2011. Unlike the Greensylvania competition, the Great American Can “School Recycling Challenge” is a national competition with rewards for the schools recycling the most aluminum beverage cans per capita. This is not a school generated only collection, therefore, the FCCCS Environmental Club will appreciate donations from the community towards this competition. Cans must be dirt free, dry, and preferably crushed. For additional information, call FCCCS at 717-573-4400.

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