Thursday, November 4, 2010


Millions of tons of waste are generated by humans each year. 
The waste is disposed of by burying it within layers of the Earth. 

 The following are images of landfills:


We Can Make A Difference If We Work Together!!!

Reduce the amount of trash you dispose of and Reuse containers items are purchased in, for example, when possible.  Recycling makes a difference as well by keeping recyclable materials out of landfills.  Companies like TerraCycle, which is based in New Jersey, are creating new and inventive ways of reusing materials that would otherwise be trash and are making really cool merchandise out of this so called---"trash".

Respect our Earth and do your part

Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Safe Routes To School...WALKING BUSES!!!

On Wednesday, October 6, 2010...

Join children and adults around the world
                          to celebrate the benefits of walking on

Not only will you be helping the environment...
                But you will get some exercise too!!!

For more information, click on the link below:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CHES Recycling Totals!!!

CHES started their school-wide
Recycling Program on March 1, 2010. 

Thank You To All The
CHES Students, Teachers, Staff & Parents
                                                for making this program a HUGE Success!!!

CHES Recycling Totals (from March 1 through June 18)
  • Paper-----Almost 8,000 Pounds Collected!!!
  • Drink Pouches-----Over 7,000 Collected!!!
  • Chip Bags-----Over 5,000 Collected!!!
  • Lunch Kits-----Over 500 Collected!!!
  • Glue Sticks-----Over 300 Collected!!!
  • Writing Instruments---Over 150 Collected!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CHES Recycling Update!!!

As of May 7th, CHES has collected...
   3,368 lbs of Paper                    
  5,557 Drink Pouches
  2,570 Chip Bags


Friday, May 14, 2010

Great Earth Day Ideas To Use Every Day!!!

Mrs. Thagard's first grade class was one of many CHES classes that participated in Earth Day activities.  

Conserving water and electricity, stopping pollution, picking up trash and recycling were among the great ideas this wonderful group of first graders had about what they could do to help our planet. 

Here is a sample of 
           Mrs. Thagard's First Graders Earth Day Ideas!!




Friday, April 23, 2010

TerraCycle Teams Up With Target!!!

From now until May 8th, for every    
"5" Target plastic bags you send to TerraCycle, you will receive a coupon for $1.00 off a Target reusable bag.

For program details, click the following link:

TerraCycle has teamed up with Target to help save our resources and continue  their commitment to the environment by converting plastic shopping bags into reusable bags.

TerraCycle's toll free number:
1 866-967 6766.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!!!

Please Be  A  Friend To Our  Planet Not   Only   Today...
But Everyday!!!

For fun "Earth Friendly" kid activities, go to

Have A Wonderful Green Day!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

TerraCycle Products At Walmart in April

For a limited time between April 5th and April 29th, TerraCycle products are being sold at Walmarts nationwide.  The products are located in the
"Earth Friendly Section" at the front of the store.  The new Walmart and the Walmart located by Chick-fil-A are carrying the TerraCycle items.  Whether it is the tote bags, lunch boxes, or backpacks made from recycled drink pouches or the totes made from recycled chip bags...
These Products Are Cool!!!

Walmart Earth Day Event

Walmart Is Giving Away Reusable Shopping Bags!!!

On Thursday, April 22nd, if you take a Walmart plastic shopping bag "stuffed full" of plastic bags to the new Walmart located at Hancock Village,  you will receive a 

FREE Reusable Shopping Bag!

*Reusable shopping bags are definitely
      Earth Friendly!!!

Drink Pouch & Lunch Kit Brigade Update

Week 5                                                             
  • Drink Pouches Recycled---737
  • Lunch Kits Recycled -----70

Week 6
  • Drink Pouches Recycled----843
  • Lunch Kits Recycled-----100

Grand Total
                 Drink Pouches----4,169
                 Lunch Kits------377

Monday, March 29, 2010

Drink Pouch & Lunch Kit Brigade Update

Week 4 Totals:
  • Drink Pouches Recycled----2,589
  • Lunch Kits Recycled-----207       

CHES Students and Teachers Are Doing A Great Job!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

CHES Drink Pouch Brigade & Lunch Kit Brigade

CHES is collecting aluminum drink pouches and "Lunchables" lunch kits. The CHES students are doing such a great job recycling their drink pouches and lunch kits! A special "Thank You" to all the
CHES Instructional Aides for the guidance and support they are giving the students in the recycling process.
 Together, We Are Making A Difference!!

Total Drink Pouches Recycled: 1,935 (for only 3 weeks!)
Total Lunch Kits Recycled: 110 (for only 2 weeks!)

**Note:  The CHES Drink Pouch Brigade started on 3-1-2010
               The CHES Lunch Kit Brigade started on 3-8-2010


Not only are we helping our planet by keeping the pouches and lunch kits out of landfills...

We are also raising money for our school!!

After the pouches and lunch kits are collected, cleaned, and dried, the recyclables are packed in boxes and shipped to TerraCycle.

TerraCycle then weighs the drink pouch and lunch kit shipments and donates $.02 to our school for each eligible pouch and lunch kit received based on a predetermined weight!!!  TerraCycle then "upcycles" the drink pouches and lunch kits and turns what could have been trash into
really cool stuff!

It's Just That Easy!!!          

Friday, March 19, 2010

CHES is Recycling Paper!

Today marks the 3rd week CHES has been recycling paper school-wide!!! We have a select number of "Green" Fifth Graders who are collecting the paper from each grade level and transporting the recyclable paper to our on-site Paper Recycling Dumpster. Not only are CHES students recycling, but they are also earning money for the school!!

Way To Go, CHES Students!!

So please....tell your family, friends, and neighbors that CHES is Recycling Paper!!   And the community is welcome to dump paper there too!!

The following are acceptable forms of paper:
  • Newspapers
  • Catalogs
  • School Paper
  • Phonebooks
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Office Paper
  • "Junk" Mail
The following are not acceptable forms of paper:
  • Cardboard
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, etc.)
  • Brown Paper Bags
*****No Non Paper Items Please*****
Note: The Paper Recycling Dumpster is located at the back corner of the CHES parking lot.
**The Paper Recycling Dumpster is provided by SP Recycling Corp.**

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