I Group science students have been studying different simple machines while also rummaging through trash receptacles for materials to construct “trash cars.” Today they tested the functioning of their improvised wheels and axles. One more way to reuse, have fun, and practice some engineering skills!
Jemicy’s single-stream recycling program accepts the bulk of our paper, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and glass. However, there are other many items that it cannot handle, such as most commercial packaging from school lunches. Fortunately, a company called TerraCycle provides the means to dispose of these items responsibly through their free recycling program. Jemicy middle school students completed surveys to find out which TerraCycle items they would be most likely to recycle.
Juice pouches and chip bags were the top choices, so these are now deposited in designated bins in the lunchroom.
So far this effort is proving very successful at keeping these recyclables out of the trash dumpster, and we hope to expand this program to the lower school soon.
It’s a brand new school year, and we are excited to share Jemicy’s sustainability mission through our brand new blog, GreenJemicy. We will be posting weekly stories, announcements, and updates on sustainability initiatives on both campuses, in and around classrooms, and through different departments. You can find us linked on the sustainability page of Jemicy’s website, or click the follow button below.
If you would like to become involved in our effort, share resources, or get more information, please contact Emily Stanley.