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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

RTCA Kids Partners with NPS


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2011-2012 National Park Service (NPS) Kids Gone Green Contest

The National Park Service has partnered with Reid Temple Christian Academy to annually recognize classrooms that increase eco-friendliness the most with an official NPS Certificate.

Our 3rd grade classes are participating and We have challenged everyone in our school to use at least one new recycling idea to make our community more eco-friendly.  Now we are challenging you! Share your ideas, sign our petition, and let us know that you are helping us!

We would really like to win! The top 3 classrooms will win Jr. Ranger Patches. So when we share our data because of your help, we win a prize! Data must be sent in by May 7th, 2012. View the Sample Data Sheet

104 comments:

  1. This is a great initiative..Keep up the good work!

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  2. This is a great initiative to teach kids the value of recycling and the benefits to our environment. We recycle paper, cardboard, plastic and glass and have always taught our kids to recycle. In fact, we typically have more materials we recycle every week than we throw away. We designate three different containers in our house for recycling paper and plastic. My 3rd grade son also has a recycle bin in his own room that he created.

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  3. Reusable bags are great for our environment and helps protect the earth. Let's "Go Green" in Maryland, and surrounding counties to save our planet.

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  4. We have been using reusable bags for over 2 years now. We love them!

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  5. Collectively, we need to save our planet by reducing our carbon footprint! Everyone can help no matter how young or old by recycling.

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  6. I would like to see Reid Temple Christian Academy and Reid Temple AME partner to do a much better job at recycling. This is an effort that we all should get behind. We should have receptacles that visibly display our efforts at sorting recyclable materials. There is much that we can do. I have seen the efforts around the building at saving energy and reducing waste. With more information and education our students can begin to champion this effort. I would like to see more Middle School students getting involved with this effort. Through our discussions in Science, many of them are eager to save our planet.

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  7. Reid Temple Christian Academy students have been recycling and re-using items all year. This is the data from just the 3rd Grade class collected from the first semester!

    Ms. Giddings Class- recycled 299 items, re-used 207 items
    Ms. Ellis' class - recycled 562 items, reused 265 items

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  8. At St.Augustine Catholic School the 7th grade class really knows how to recycle.Look!

    History of 7th Grade Class

    ITEMS AMOUNT PER WEEK
    CANS 105

    SODA BOTTLES 50

    WATER BOTTLES 109

    CEREAL BOXES 5

    NEWS PAPERS 30


    WE are definitelytrying to win!

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  9. I am so glad to hear that the third grade is spreading the word. When the sixth grade went to North Bay earlier in the school year we learned about the importance of re-cycling, including the dangers of throwing plastic bottles away. Use a thermos or water bottle! I challenge the entire Middle School to use re-usable water bottles and thermoses. Let's show that we care about our world!

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  10. What a wonderful thing for these young students to be organizing! This is a fabulous example of how our youth keeps renewing the earth and keeps the spirit of progression alive and well. I hope their enthusiam and hard work will inspire the rest of us to take action. My hat is off to you! Sweet!

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  11. Congratulations to Reid Temple Christian Academy for their amazing efforts to GO GREEN!!!! Spread the word, participate daily and see the benefits of your efforts. Encourage your friends to visit this site and vote today!

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  12. This is great! You got my vote!

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  13. I am so proud of my third grade students for pushing the initiative to go green. Thank you for all your support. We will continue to encourage and highlight the importance of recycling, reducing, and reusing to make the Earth better.

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  14. I totally support using reusable bags and we have been doing that for the past four years in our area.

    Besides that, I am a firm believer in recycling, period! For years we have shredded our magazines and other important papers and used them in our garden. We add the shredded items with potting soil around our trees and plants. It is a great help in keeping the soil moist under the trees and flowers.

    I am delighted to see that the students are being taught to be good stewards of God's planet. God bless the students and their gifted educators for training them well.

    Sincerely,

    Margaret Naylor

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  15. I believe we should use reusable bags in the supermarkets to save our earth from pollution and decay.

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  16. This would be awesome for our environment!!!

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  17. I am estatic about the fine work that the 3rd Grade is doing to promote the renewal of our planet. They are making their presence felt by being true stewards of God's world. Keep up the good work!!!

    God Bless.

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  18. Excellent project/idea. I promise to utilize resusable bags more often. This is an easy way to help save the environment. Thanks

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  19. In California, stores charge 10 cents per bag to encourage customers to bring their own bags.

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  20. What a fabulous program! Keep up the good work!

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  21. We should all use reusable bags. It will help reduce consumption and pollution.

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  22. Yes! Reusable bags should be used 99% of the time! Sometimes when shopping for a family member or friend, paper or plastic may necessary but even those items should be recycled when possible.

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  23. We recycle by disposing of all our paper goods and plastics and glass in the recycle containers.

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  24. Awesome intiaitive. I support, my son, John'al and Reid Temple Christian Academy's 3rd grade vision of a better tomorrow whole heartedly...so let's start now.

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  25. I am so proud of this young group of students who are striving to make Mother Earth clean. This is a simple idea with a huge impact. Thanks young scholars!

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  26. Using reusable bags are very good for our environment. Plastic bags get in our water systems and chokes out fish and other water creatures. The reusable bags are stronger, and they look better too.

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  27. Recycling is a great thing. It will save our planet.

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  28. I will use my reusable bags! Keep being the change makers!

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  29. Mr. and Mrs. BillingsleyFebruary 27, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    We currently recycle all plastics, aluminum and card board through our city recycling program with Bowie.

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  30. Shoppers should bring their own bags or be charged an extra fee for the bag they are given.

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  31. This is something that I have been doing for years. I wholeheartedly support this effort. God bless!

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  32. We recycle cardboard, paper,cans,bottles, clothing, old clothing for rags. We dont use plastic plates or silverwear either. We also 'freecycle' what we dont need and also request freecycle items through website. Theses are some of the ways the Druid household recycle.

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  33. We place place our recyclable items in a recycle bin in front of our home every Monday. They are picked up by a recycle truck.

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  34. I recylce my Christmas paper until it looks ugly. This saves lots of money too.

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  35. We reuse our water bottles.

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  36. You can do lots of things to recycle.I can recycle by using old bottles and clean it out and put flowers in it or penicils.

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  37. I recycle and I reuse my grocery bags and newpapers, magazine, and construction paper for projects.

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  38. I recycle news papers and glass botteles every Sunday.

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  39. I recycle my soda cans when I finish drinking it. This can save the earth and not damage our enviorment.My family recycles cans,plastic and paper.

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  40. I recycle plastic and my dog's newspaper. I also recycle paper and cans.

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  41. I recycle my soft soap bottles ,and just get a big bottle to refill the smaller bottles.

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  42. You can recycle paper so we do not have to cut down alot of our trees.

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  43. I love to recycle plastic bottles.

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  44. I recycle pizza boxes,chips and cookie boxes

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  45. I recycle juice containers and soda cans.

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  46. I recycle by instead of putting paper and plastic in the trash, my family and I put it in the recycle bin.

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  47. I like to reuse and recycle soda cans and plastic for art projects.

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  48. I recycle cans, bottles, Newspapper, and plastic.

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  49. I recycle newspapers that come on the drive way.

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  50. I recycle and reuse bags from the grocerie store.

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  51. I recycle when I buy long life batteries.

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  52. I recycle by reusing plastic,paper and cardboard.

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  53. I recycle my water bottles after I am done with them.

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  54. I recycle my juice pouches after I finish them and make pencil cases out of them.

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  55. I recycle me sodas and make them into cup holder.

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  56. i recycle my cans and make things

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  57. I recycle shopping bag and I use them for other things.

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  58. I recycle soda cans once i am finished with them

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  59. I recycle plastic cups when I am done with them.

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  60. I recycle by putting soda cans in a seperate trash can than the paper trash can

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  61. I recycle by putting cardboard in a pile with water bottles.

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  62. One thing I do to recycle is I tell my mom to get smaller liter bottles so I won't have so many.

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  63. I reycycle by puting trash in the trash can and recycle in the reycicaling bin.

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  64. I recycle by saving alot of my jars and cans and puting pencils in them.

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  65. I recycle by reusing plastic bottles.

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  66. what I do to recycle is to make a plasic bottle into a peicel holder.

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  67. One way to recycle is by puting cans in a recyling bin.

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  68. One way I recycle is using glass instead of plastic.

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  69. My mother recycle by using cloth napkins./

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  70. I save energy by tuning the lights off when I am not using them.

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  71. I bbq in the summer so I do not have to use gas.

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  72. I recycle by turning the water off when I am not using the water.

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  73. I save energy by pulling all the plugs out of socket befoe I leave home. One time my mother got mad because she though we had no electricity.

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  74. I really enjoy this website and i will continue to recycle with my family, and ecourage others to as well

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  75. I recycle all paper and plastics. This site has helped me to get more ideas!!!Kudos.

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  76. I recycling all my newspapers and aluminum cans. I shred papers and use themin gift bags.

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  77. My family recycles its cell phones.

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  78. My brother and I take our toy boxes and put them in the recycle bin.

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  79. I recycle my water bottles in art projects or reuse them for to make cold tea.

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  80. Good website for teaching people about recycling. I reuse newspaper and paper towels.

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  81. 环保小点子:

    水瓶成节水小帮手! 方法: 将宝特瓶装满水放置水箱中增加水位。因此,每次在冲水时候的水使用量会大大减少,环保又节水!

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  82. Great job 3rd grade! You all are doing a wonderful job

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  83. Yo reciclo botellas de aguay envases de leche.

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  84. Every week we fill up a 65-gallon recycling can that was provided by the City of Bowie. We recycle everything from cardboard boxes, cans, bottles, to newspapers. We also use our reusable bags at the grocery store. In addition, if we print something out on the printer and don't need it, instead of throwing it away we reuse the back of the paper as scrap paper.

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  85. My grandmother puts all of our left over food in the dirt in her garden. She says it makes her flowers pretty. The soil is stinky but the flowers are beautiful.

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  86. My Mom makes my Dad take all the plastic and hangers back to the cleaners so they can be recycled.

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  87. My mom makes a list of all the places she needs to go so she can figure out the best way to go to save gas.

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  88. En mi casa se recicla cajas papel y latas.

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  89. My grandmother cuts up old clothes and uses them for rags to clean with.

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  90. Mi familia reciclaenvases de leche, envases de soda, y papel.

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  91. I recycle my book reports so I save ink from the printer.

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  92. As an art teacher, I make sure that students recycle materials for their projects. We have used newspapers, hangers, fabric, and plastic bottles for our projects. It is eay on my budget, too.

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  93. I recycle bottles.

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  94. I recycle old chip boxes and cookie boxes.

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  95. When I find empty boxes in my pantry I emedietly put it in the recycling bin.

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  96. I recycle my water bottles, newspapers, and soda bottles to help the environment.

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  97. I recycled plastic bags, water bottles, and perfume bottles.

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  98. i recycle bottles,cans,plastic bags andplastic cups.

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  99. I recycle paper, soda cans, and waster bottles.

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  100. I recycle water bottles and bags at the store.

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  101. I recycle my plastic forks, spoons, and knives.

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  102. 理由:避免使用石油产品,既省钱、健康,又可以减少对地球资源的消耗。

    方法:花点时间了解化学剂的工作原理,自己制作清洁剂。我推荐一种最简单的清洁剂配制方法:白醋和柠檬汁。

    由于白醋和柠檬计是酸性的,它们可以中和硬水等碱性物质,还可以溶解黏块、去除锈渍和木器表面的灰尘。

    好处:安全、简单去除污垢

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  103. I recvylce books by taking them to the library, to schools and to second hand stores.

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