Fort Mill Times

School goes green

The Palisades Episcopal School recently kicked off its "We Love Our Earth" green program. Students signed "Recycle, Reduce, Reuse" pledge cards and are encouraged to bring "garbage-free" lunches. All paper and plastic waste generated by the school is recycled, and lunch food waste is composted. Student representatives participate in a "green" club that further encourages and educates students.

The school is in a temporary facility, but plans to move into a new facility by 2012. The new facility will incorporate green building features and enhance efforts to protect the environment. The students recently made a "trash tree" at Christmas to promote awareness for recycling and reuse.

NOTE: In March, the chamber launched its green initiative to promote sustainable business practices and environmentally-friendly measures to make the Lake Wylie area and economy greener. The chamber also offers news and tips online, and will award a distinguished business making a positive impact on our environment and community with the Green Award. C2C Development, joining the initiative, is reaching out to put green to work: