Spotlight On Education
November 13, 2012
Atlantic Coast Students Participate in Garbage in the Green
Members of the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) at Atlantic Coast High School volunteered for the "Garbage in the Green" project campaign at the University of North Florida (UNF), a university-sponsored event to identify and quantify the types and sources of materials in UNF's solid waste stream.
Equipped with blue latex gloves, aprons and surgical masks, SNHS members sorted through numerous bags of trash. Aside from the casual t-shirt or pair of glasses, students got to see how much of the trash is actually recyclable. Students not only identified and sorted the trash into separate categories, but also weighed each type to quantify the amount of trash.
This event was a great way to make everyone more aware of the importance of "going green." In addition, being able to physically go out and have this hands-on experience sparked ideas in the students' minds on how they can spread awareness throughout Atlantic Coast High School.
To view pictures from the event, visit the
DCPS' Flickr photostream.
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