Suffolk Share Check-In at EMS

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On April 17, County Executive Steve Bellone and Chief Sustainability Officer Frances Reid visited Elwood Middle School to check in on the Suffolk Share recycling program. The district was nominated to pilot this program last year and has been working dutifully to contribute positively to the environment.

The Community Service Club, which executes and oversees the school’s recycling efforts as well as tracking collections, took Mr. Bellone and Ms. Reid through a day in their recycling routine. They exhibited their collection and weighing of items, and displayed their log of items collected.

Additionally, students shared other aspects of the Community Service Club with their visitors, such as annual fundraisers that are hosted in order to give back to the surrounding community.

Mr. Bellone and Ms. Reid thanked the students for enthusiastic efforts and shared inspiring recycling facts with them to encourage them to continue.

“With your support, we are creating lifelong stewards of the environment,” said Mr. Bellone, “as well as community ambassadors!”