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  • Aribah Morshed and Jana Elabiad

Green Memphis: Recycling Project

Recycling is one of the easiest ways to keep our environment clean and save resources. It is critical to teach students the importance of recycling so future generations can know the importance of recycling and keeping our Earth clean. Training students to recycle from a young age builds habits that will stick with them.

Before the pandemic, Green Memphis, a PVS advocacy group, established a recycling program and placed a blue recycling bin in every classroom. Because of COVID and last year’s shift to remote learning, the program took a short pause. This year, the program has resumed, and we are excited about the impact PVS students can have on the environment. For now, we are only recycling paper.

Every other Friday, the bins will be collected by Green Memphis club members so we can sort through the material and then send all recycled paper to a recycling center. We recommend that you use the blue bins placed in your classrooms for recycling and not the recycling dumpster outside. Please treat the bins with the utmost care so we can preserve our resources to make our school a better place to learn and live. We strive to make the school as eco-friendly as possible.

Jana Elabiad, the president of Green Memphis, says, “I would like to thank the PVS students who have put the effort into recycling and hope to continue working with you all to ensure Pleasant View School comes closer to our goal in making the school as eco-friendly as possible with every paper thrown into the recycling bin.”


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