The Go Green Initiative's School of the Week: Kawameeh Middle School in NJ!

When you’ve got a committed group of TreeHuggers as part of the faculty and student body, it’s amazing what great green things you can accomplish.

Take Kawameeh Middle School in Union, NJ as a terrific example; where they’ve been recycling paper at record rates and keeping over 3.5 tons of tree out of the landfill in the process during the last year.
And it just may be that their Principal is helping to drive the process with some smart thinking as well; offering an ice cream party to the classroom at each grade level that does the best job of recycling over the course of the year.

Of course there are teachers hard at work making a difference as well, like one Mr. Arminio, who took up the cause of planting a garden to help green the school, and ensures the kids have trees to plant on campus for Arbor Day and Earth Day by teaming up with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension as well.

Even the German Honor Society seems to get in on the act, lending a hand to help clean up their town each spring, in between helping the rest of the school raise the funds to protect a portion of the Costa Rican Rainforest as well.

So congrats to everyone at Kawameeh Middle School, you’re making a difference!

See also:

Last Week’s School of the Week, Hope Community Charter School!
Arkansas School Solves Great Copy Machine Epidemic, Helps Schools Save Trees

Tags: Education | New Jersey | United States

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