Published Friday, February 01, 2013

Green Team: Atkinson encourages students to recycle

From Staff Reports

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Atkinson Elementary in Newnan is proud of its first ever Green Team. This is a group of third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders who have pledged to help encourage other students to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Sponsors Diane Parker and Cami Sullivan have helped bring recycling bins to each classroom in Atkinson Elementary. The Green Team is responsible for teaching, modeling, and organizing this recycling initiative. During December’s morning meeting the students created a holiday decoration using recycled paper. This was added to the recycled tree in the Newnan City Hall Building.

What a great message to all city leaders and community members — reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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