The Go Green Initiative's School of the Week: Benavides Elementary in Brownsville, TX!

This week's Go Green Initiative School of the Week hails from Brownsville, Texas and they're the second school from that part of the U.S. to take home top honors. Just a few short weeks ago Barbara Bush Elementary brought them home to Texas, earning School of the Year in the process.

But A.X. Benavides Elementary has been hard at work, recycling like mad while older students are busy creating poems and skits to help encourage the younger students to make sure their recyclables go to the right place.What have they been able to accomplish recently? Well, how about the fact that for America Recycles Day they collected a grand total of 2785 pounds of recyclable materials in just one hour! Amazingly, parents even lined up to haul in their aluminum cans, newspapers, and paper to make a difference.

Turns out the school got started on their recycling efforts last spring, collecting 3,640 pounds of computer paper and newspaper in just three weeks. And led by the efforts of 5th grade Special Ed. teacher Anahi Perez and a whole team of student and faculty volunteers, they're continuing to grow their recycling program this year.

Go Benavides Elementary!

See Last Week's School of the Week:: Briarlake Elementary in Decatur, GA!

via:: The Go Green Initiative

Tags: Recycling | Texas