Working with students from the environment and science clubs, this project will implement a formal trash collection and sorting system at Jordan National High School. Four receptacle areas will be established and painted at the school, each with three separate containers for recyclables, biodegradables and non-biodegradable waste. All organic waste will be used as compost in the school’s garden and recyclables will be sold to generate revenue to support the school’s new Science Resource Center. To further incentivize trash pickup, students will be permitted to bring recyclables from their households and sell it to the school, providing a small source of income for themselves and their families.
Progress Update: 11/17/2016
Three of the receptacles have been constructed. The dates for the first set of ecological trainings for students in the science club have been fixed and the first load of recyclables has been packaged and prepared for sale.
The Eco-Bank is an excellent project that has potential to significantly impact the school and the community. Jordan National High school was evaluated by the Department of Education a few months ago scored poorly on waste management, so the Eco-Bank will greatly help the school. Also, the receptacles are of quality that even surprised me. The welder who constructed the receptacles did an excellent job surprising even me on the quality and skill. I am very proud of this project and excited to see the benefits the Eco-Bank will bring to the school. — Ray, Project Leader