Wellesley Middle School Green Locker Clean Out

2014 WMS Green Locker Clean Out Upcycling

Unused and Gently Used School Supplies Removed from Waste Stream and Donated to Cradles to Crayons

More items are thrown away at schools during June than any other time of the year. This contributes to the already full landfills across our state and country. Last month, students at the Wellesley Middle School participated in MassRecycle’s Great Locker Greenout to prevent school’s single biggest waste day.

Wellesley Middle School students redirected much of their end of year locker materials by bringing items home to use there or next year; donated to teacher’s supply stocks; and repurposed a vast amount of binders, pencils, sharpeners, paper, notebooks, books, pens, rulers and much more to Cradles To Crayons.

This effort highlighted reusing practices and kept a great deal of items out of a landfill, all part of the 6th grade Green Ambassadors’ June initiative. Students and teachers of the Middle School Green Team as well as Wellesley Green Schools lead this initiative.

Wellesley Middle School teacher and Green Team Advisor Rich Chute donated the numerous boxes of school items to Cradles to Crayons via the Wellesley Dental Group’s Back to School Drive. This community effort to support Cradles to Crayons’ *Ready for School* program will distribute essentials that children deserve and need to arrive at school ready.

The program ran through September 6th, 2013 but feel free to make the first weeks of school an exciting endeavor for the children in need and donate here.

Wellesley Dental Group is also a permanent drop-off location for Cradles to Crayons and welcomes donations throughout the year.