Schools are supposed to set an example for students to look up to, and when it comes to environmental friendliness, the case is no different. Some schools have embraced the opportunity to do all that they can for the environment, but others are facing difficulties in trying to do so.
Otselic Valley Superintendent Larry Thomas said his school does recycle computer equipment and other materials when they are able, but they do not have a comprehensive recycling program at this point.
Some community-wide recycling efforts have been promoted in the past by students. “We have had student groups in the past, who have participated in recycling events for the community, such as bottle drives,” Thomas said. He explained the reason the school does not have a regular program in place is partially because of cost and partially because of the services offered by their garbage hauler. “It could be that our carrier does not provide for that service at this time,” Thomas said. The school does not anticipate any changes or additions in the near future.