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EcoReporters Share Annual Earth Month Recycling Event

by The Grade 4 Earth Month Committee — Terry Fox Elementary School, Laval, QC

Earth Month Committee recycling pop bottles and cans.
Earth Month Committee recycling pop bottles and cans.

May 2010 — The Grade 4 Earth Month Committee at Terry Fox Elementary School in Laval, Quebec had great fun organizing a very important event – the annual recycling of pop bottles and cans which started on April 1st and ended April 30th. Of course, this was a really big job, so we asked all the Grade 3 and 4 classes to help us.

Here is how it worked: everyday a different class in grade 3 or 4 was in charge of going around the whole school collecting the bottles and cans from each class. Then, it was back to class to sort, remove the tabs from the cans, count and bag all that was collected! The bottles and cans were sorted into groups of 100, so we did a little math at the same time. At the end of the month, all the bottles and cans were brought to the grocery store to exchange for money. We collected 3000 bottles and cans. We got 5 cents for each, so there was a little more math to do! The money will be donated to a good cause called The Big Give, which helps a school in Africa.

Storing tabs from pop cans in one box.
Storing tabs from pop cans in one box.

As for the tabs, we collected several thousand and they were sent off to a recycling company where they will be weighed in exchange for money. This money is used to help pay for a special kind of medical treatment for a special little boy.

We would like to thank Mr. Lina, who took off work for a day and came to our school to pick up all the bags of bottles and cans, and brought them to the grocery store for us.

Thank you for reading our article!

The Grade 4 Terry Fox Earth Month Committee

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[This article has 9 responses]

i think that is nice for the environment

emily, NY
Posted at May 11 2010 at 11:38 AM EST

What a great project! Keep it up!

Mrs. Jennifer, QC
Posted at September 28 2010 at 11:16 AM EST

I think that what you and your classmates did was perfect! Also it was very good for the environment.

kilonda, MI
Posted at October 14 2010 at 6:07 AM EST

a wonderful project it will be in my mind to do in my country ..thanks

Posted at October 27 2010 at 6:04 AM EST

nice project am happy that your being green

Posted at June 06 2011 at 5:51 AM EST

Thats a good thing to do for Africa

Posted at June 13 2011 at 6:11 AM EST

this is awsome what you guys are doing my family is doing the same thing i enjoy recycling and i will tell my school about this to :)

Nikky, NJ
Posted at October 20 2011 at 5:33 AM EST

Hello from Saigon. Our class was happy to read about others who care so much about the environment. We hope to be publishing something soon!

Mr. Steve's Class
Posted at April 16 2012 at 8:00 AM EST

I love your school!!!

Posted at May 22 2012 at 9:16 AM EST

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