Folger McKinsey Elementary to Participate in the Friday’s Green Apple Day of Service
Folger McKinsey is gearing up to participate in Friday’s First Annual National Green Apple Day of Service, a worldwide event in which students, parents and school staff will come together in support of healthy, sustainable schools by taking action in their communities. The event is sponsored by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) a non-profit organization which promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible and healthy places to live and work. Every student at Folger is going to get outside and lend a hand to improve the school grounds. Folger's participation was requested because of their status as a National Green Ribbon School. There will be stenciling at storm drain openings, litter pick-up, weeding, planting, and cleaning. (Rain date is Monday October 1.)
Folger will start the day with an aluminum recycling drop-off post at the school entrance. Each student is encouraged to bring in a bag of 12 aluminum cans, labelled with the student's name and teacher. There will be a contest and the number of cans will be tracked to see which students and classes participate. This recycling activity will be done every Friday. The aluminum is brought to the county recycling center and the funds generated go straight to Folger.