By Ashley Aguero
Webster Broadcasting and Digital Media Magnet High School is going green with a new recycling program.
Organized by Tracy Ogle, a Business and Information Technology Instructor at Webster, the program was originally an idea to beautify Webster. “The Class of 2009 decided to get a recycling program started and with class funds bought 20 bins that will be distributed throughout the school.”
She also said that the purchased bins are going to be placed in the classrooms or offices that use a lot of paper once the recycling company ships the dumpster to Webster.
“The way we’re looking at it, the senior class will be involved in the collection process.” Mrs. Ogle added. “It’s a win-win situation and it’ll help raise money. For every dumpster, which is approximately a ton, we could possibly be making a couple hundred dollars a month. We go through tons of paper,” she said.
Although the recycling program has not yet been announced, students and faculty said they believe the program would be terrific for Webster.
“I haven’t heard anything about the program, but I like to recycle. I have plastic bins, can bins and paper bins at my house,” Laurel Coonfield, the Art Teacher at Webster, said.
She said that she would participate in the program. “Absolutely!” Mrs. Coonfield said, “We need to help our planet. It’s good.”
Kaycie Kinley, a 16-year-old Webster junior, also stated that she has not yet heard anything about the recycling program but that she would join a recycling committee if one was created.
“Yes, absolutely. Fo’ Sho,’” Kinley said. “Our campus is beautiful, and it’ll show other schools to recycle also.”
Mrs. Ogle added that the recycling program at Webster is currently on a waiting list. “We’re waiting for the recycling company to bring the dumpster. We’re still on a waiting list, so I’m not sure when the program will start.”
She said that we need to recycle and take care of our planet. “It teaches kids to be responsible for our planet, and the money would be a good incentive.”
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