Walk, Roll and Recycle at Clairemont Elementary

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Peter Wakefield, Parent School Champion with the Safe Routes to School Program at Clairemont Elementary shared some fun news.

Our natural world and our neighborhood must be a lot cleaner after yesterday’s Recycle Walk&Roll. The Clairemont Crew filled up two recycling bins with litter they found along the way. And, to quote Cole Westing, “It was awesome!” Great job, Clairemont Crew. Thanks again to Ben Kaplan for the recycling idea. Their next Walk & Roll to School Day is Wednesday, March 6, which is also Georgia Walk & Roll to School Day. Clairemont will compete against other Decatur schools for the Ruby Slipper Trophy for having the most walkers and rollers.

It is so great that the children in the community are concerned about recycling and coming up with ideas on their own. Congratulations to Ben for his idea and for the school community for encouraging creativity.

For more information on Safe Routes to School in Decatur, click here.

Save Your Phone Books to Recycle at Earth Day

This year at Earth Day in the Oakhurst Garden you can recycle your old phone books! Thanks to sponsor PitStop, we will try to fill up an empty (and unused) portolet with old phone books for recycling.

This year’s Earth Day event will be held on Sunday, April 17th in the Oakhurst Community Garden located at 435 Oakview Road from 1 until 4 pm.

In addition to phone book recycling there will be hands on activities for the children, Earth-friendly folks in the community pavilion area, music and an Earth themed Cake Contest. You can even get a piece of cake after the judging and awards are given.

Join us for the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Parade: decorate your bike, wagon stroller or yourself and join in the fun. No motorized vehicles are allowed. Parade line up begins at 12:30pm at Harmony Park.

This year’s event is presented by Decatur’s Recycling Company, Latham Home  Recycling.

See you in the Garden!