On May 5, Bill Ryan visited the Ridgeway Elementary School class of teacher George Tsuji to initiate the Recycling Rangers program to his third grade students.  Recycling is mandated in the county, and schools must submit a plan every three years outlining their recycling efforts.  After discussing the benefits and requirements of recycling, each student agreed to complete three projects from a suggested list of seventeen to become a Recycling Ranger. 

The projects included creating a classroom plan for recycling, keeping a recycling log for a week, writing a song or rap about recycling and drawing pictures of school items made of “recovered content.”  Working in groups of two or three students, the third grade students completed the projects and prepared presentations.

On May 27, Mr. Ryan returned to review the student’s work and present certificates, Recycling Ranger badges and other items promoting recycling. Photos from the event are below.

Congratulations to the 20 Ridgeway students for their excellent work and for completing the Recycling Ranger program!