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Students at Saint Lucy School Expand their Efforts in Stewardship of the Earth

Saint Lucy's Ecology Club.

The Saint Lucy Ecology Club, along with the entire Saint Lucy student body, are working as stewards of the Earth. Focusing on this year’s school theme of “Be The Change,” students and faculty are expanding their earth-friendly efforts. Saint Lucy School has a robust recycling effort which includes school-wide paper, plastic and glass recycling, efficient energy use, and participation in the Crayola Color Cycle Program. In addition, students can belong to the Saint Lucy Ecology Club which monitors these activities and gives students opportunities to investigate other programs that help us demonstrate our respect for planet Earth.

For the next month, Saint Lucy School is teaming up with Terra Cycle and Colgate to recycle toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, and floss containers. We throw away over 1 billion toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes each year. That is enough to stretch around the Earth four times. Why not turn this waste into something fantastic. These waste items can be turned into school supplies for the Kids In Need Foundation as well as new products for communities like playgrounds and gardens.

Ecology Coordinator Angie Giacalone added: “there has been a lot in the news lately about the growing plastic crisis, particularly the Pacific Garbage patch, and what big corporations are doing to help address this problem. The toothbrush recycling drive is a way for our students to follow suit and take a step further, beyond everyday recycling, and do something positive to help our environment while also giving back to the community.”