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: