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Use it wisely

 
In April 2004 George Bush presented two children from a school in California with a very special award to congratulate them on their school's recycling campaign.

The recycling programme started in 2003 when one child began to find ways to stop recyclable materials from ending up in the rubbish bin.

From this individual effort the 'Kids and Cans' project was born.

Every Friday when the students come to school they not only bring their homework and books but also armfuls of aluminium cans.

Not content with their efforts within school, the children decided to take their message out to the community by asking all their neighbours and local businesses to help recycle as well.

The school used the money it received from the recycled aluminium to buy new playground equipment made from recycled materials - equivalent to 15,826 plastic containers, 32,713 aluminium drinks cans and 23,908 soup cans.

As the school's head, Cori McKenzie, says:

'Through this effort our students have gained a true appreciation for the importance of our precious land, water and air resources. The wise use of our earth is a good value for all children to learn.'


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