Greenbriar Elem Students Recycle !

February 2, 2012 at 17:37

MSD Editor

City of Indianapolis’ City-County Councilwoman, Angela Mansfield, will be presenting a resolution to the City County Council on February 13, recognizing Greenbriar Elementary School for their exemplary efforts in recycling!

In October, November, and December Greenbriar students, families, and staff participated in a phone book collection project that resulted in a collection total weighing 9.92 tons. The project was organized by the AT&T Recycling initiative, and of the 13 participating schools, Greenbriar came in first!

“I think the wonderful part of this project is the kids’ focus on saving trees,” said Kathy Robbins, sponsoring teacher at Greenbriar Elementary. “The phone books are collected and made into pens, rulers, insulation, and even kitty litter.  It was wonderful to watch even the very youngest students in our school, come in daily dragging any phone book they could find.  They showed real commitment!”

For their efforts, Greenbriar Elementary School  will enjoy the first place cash prize of $650, plus a school assembly hosted by Radio Disney on Thursday February 16 at 12:15 (City-County Council Woman Mansfield is scheduled to attend).

City-County Council Woman Mansfield will introduce the resolution, recognizing the school at the City-County Council meeting on Monday night, February 13 at 7:00 p.m.