Day Nursery students and staff committed to recycling
Today is America Recycles Day. Since 1997, America Recycles Day has been the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. One day to inform and educate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. Since Earth Day last year, the staff and children at the Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center, 3522 N. Central, have been setting an example for our community. Led by teacher Sara McHenry and Center Director Shannon Garrity in cooperation with Lenore Friedly and the mentoring staff of our Child Care Answers program, the employees of the center pitched in to pay for a recycling contractor visit the center every two weeks to pick up the glass, plastic and paper items they have collected for recycling. The children deposit their items for recycling in a box outside their classroom and then at the end of the day, they take them down the hall to add to the larger collection bin. Parents report that the young students are taking this effort to heart and are reminding their family at home which items should recycled.