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Carl A. Nesbitt Public School among Top 10 Recyclers in Canada
Think Recycle is calling Carl A. Nesbitt Public School ‘Environmental Champions’ for being ranked one of Canada’s Top 10 recyclers in the 2012-2013 Think Recycle Environmental Fundraising Program.
For its efforts, the school has earned $4,817.59 towards its charity of choice, the Breast Cancer Foundation. A total of 183 cell phones and 819 print cartridges were recycled. A total of 1,641.87 pounds of e-waste were diverted from landfill sites.
“This accomplishment is a tribute to the leadership of our Custodian, Frank Katarincic, who has been organizing the school’s recycling efforts for the last decade,” says Carl A. Nesbitt Public School Principal Terry Moss. “It is also a tribute to our students, staff and school community who support our efforts.”
“Every year, I invite the community to donate e-waste products for recycling,” says Frank Katarincic. “I send Board-wide emails monthly asking everyone to send us their unwanted electronics. They respond most favorably and, when they don’t, I follow-up with even more e-mails!” he adds. “When people see how easy it is to help out, we all do so much more for the planet.”
To date, over $25,000 has been raised for the cause through a number of initiatives, such as recycling e-waste and selling rain barrels. Carl A. Nesbitt Public School also has a Go Green team, encourages litterless lunches, and maintains a school / community garden.
The community has recognized Frank Katarincic for his green efforts. He received a Greater Sudbury Civic Award in 2012. He also received a Rainbow District School Board Award for Excellence in 2005.
Terry Moss, Principal, Carl A. Nesbitt Public School,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-566-2424.