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MAY 10, 2007

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:35am

We are meeting some kids today from the Park School in Brookline, MA. Their class does a lot of recycling and they even have their own Web site where they post videos and photos and all kinds of cool things.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:37am

It's a team effort, but Taylor and Louie were chosen to talk about what they do. Taylor, why are you doing all this?

Taylor

Posted by: Taylor
8:39am

Not a lot of schools recycle. Ours didn't. Now we recycle paper and plastic and bottles. Parents help take it all away. We also collect money from redeemable bottles.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:40am

How much money do you have so far?

Taylor

Posted by: Taylor
8:41am

We'll find out at the end of the year. It's in a piggy bank. We'll spend it on a good cause. Maybe something to help the environment.

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:42am

What about these movies you made? There are all kinds of weird superheroes in there. Louie: you play Trashman. How did you come up with all this?

Louie

Posted by: Louie
8:43am

We just brainstormed the plot. We made up the dialogue and started filming.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:44am

Do you think you're making a difference?

Washington Monument with drawn-on arrow Louie

Posted by: Louie
8:45am

I think so. One thing we did was work out how much paper the school uses in a year. It would make a pile higher than the Washington Monument in Washington DC! Now the school says it will buy 30% recycled paper.

Taylor

Posted by: Taylor
8:46am

Our Kindergarten is growing things and the school might even get a hybrid school bus. Everyone in the school knows what we're doing. And we give out awards to people doing green things.

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:47am

That's awesome. It's just like we were saying, any school can make a difference. As soon as one class starts, then everyone will want to join in. You guys rock!