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