FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2010 Contact: Aurelio Rojas 213-280-6579
James Bolden 213-200-5314
LOS ANGELES – Dorsey High School’s environmental club, the Global Warriors, was recognized today by the Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and the Board of Supervisors for its successful campus recycling effort.
The club developed innovative strategies to promote recycling on their campus and in the school’s neighborhood, such as a poster contest; collecting mixed paper, bottles, and cans; and conducting an electronic waste collection event on campus.
“The Global Warriors also provide ongoing service to the community by assisting with tree plantings and neighborhood cleanups,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said, referring to a
The Global Warriors diverted 14.96 pounds per person of mixed paper, plastic, aluminum, and electronic waste – a total of 28,650 pounds of materials – from landfills.
The students also created an informative video addressing the problems of waste, waste reductions, recycling, and litter on campuses, and are planning a campus garden, which will use a system of collecting and utilizing storm water and rainwater to irrigate the gardens.
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