Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Recycling Success!

On Tuesday April 24, the Rieke community collected 40 BIG bags of plastics at the second annual Rieke Plastic Drive. That's 40 bags less to the landfill, 40 bags less to be a choking hazard for animals. Special thanks to the Tryon Creek Rangers for transporting the plastics to Farwest Fibers and to all of the student and parent volunteers who help sort before and after school. Go Rieke!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Rieke Plastic Quilt

The EcoThink Late Start Lounge added 14 new squares to our quilt for the International Plastic Quilt Project.  It will be on display at Rieke this week!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April Late Start Lounge

This month we focused on Recycling and Reuse. We started with a recycling relay outside; the students worked as a team to sort different plastics, metals, and other objects into the correct bins - curbside recycling, Farwest Fibers/Recology, and trash/reuse. Once we came back in the classroom they were able to reuse plastics to create squares for the International Plastic Quilt Project. Their quilt squares will be displayed at Rieke next week. For more recycling activities, check out these websites with your child:

Try going to ‘Recycle City’, a website from the EPA

This site has several recycling games and activities for rainy weekends or summer projects:

Cut down on your junk mail at
Have your child find the catalogs that you don’t want and located the customer numbers on the labels to help you opt-out of mailings.

Take the ‘Trash and Climate Change’ challenge