The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County in Plainview (HANC) started off the 2012 school year by teaching students the importance of recycling by launching a new recycling campaign.
Community Information Aide from the Town of Oyster Bay's Department of Environmental Resources, Nancy Kearny, explained the program to students by sharing how individual efforts can make a difference.
The topic of recycling not only made into the classroom curriculum, but each classroom is now equipt with recycling containers for paper, plastics and metals.
“While we have taught recycling in the past, in order to talk the talk, we need to walk the walk,” said Rabbi Kalman Fogel, HANC Principal.
“The students are very receptive to this life lesson, especially since, from a very young age, they are taught the concept of Tikkun Olam, (to repair the world). By helping to restore our earth, they are quite literally doing this," he said.