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RI Recycling Club Ceremony

PROVIDENCE, RI (November, 2005)

On Thursday, November 15th, 2005, an awards ceremony was held at the rotunda in the RI State House in honor of America Recycles Day. Five of the top schools from across the state were given awards for their outstanding recycling efforts.

Globe Park School

Globe Park School

Globe Park School has an exceptional recycling program which is directed by Holly Gray and made possible by the fourth and fifth grade student council. They recycle large amounts of paper that is generated in their classrooms and offices. The students are responsible for transporting the recyclables every Thursday to their recycling container.

Pictured, top row, left to right are: Guy Lefebvre, Treasurer of the Environment Council of RI Education Fund; Sue Stenhouse, Deputy Director of Constituent affairs in the GovernorŐs office; and John Trevor, Recycling Program manager at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. Pictured bottom row, left to right are: Holly Gray, teacher; students, Brianna Peloquin and Madison Kelley; and Arlene Violet.

Cumberland High School

Cumberland High School

Cumberland High School was chosen because of their dedication to recycling. They were the only high school in the state to be given an award on America Recycles Day 2005. The Cumberland High school recycling team, along with Holly Stowik, have been tracking their progress by calculating the weight of recyclables accumulated in their school on a monthly basis. Holly and her students are entirely responsible for creating and implementing the recycling program at Cumberland High School.

Pictured, top row, left to right are: Guy Lefebvre, Treasurer of the Environment Council of RI Education Fund; Sue Stenhouse, Deputy Director of Constituent affairs in the GovernorŐs office; and John Trevor, Recycling Program manager at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. Pictured bottom row, left to right are: Holly Stowik, teacher; John Andrade, student; and Arlene Violet.

Greystone School

Greystone School

Greystone School was chosen to receive an award because of the excellent recycling program developed by Denise Turcotte and colleagues and all the students at the elementary school. They recycle everything from paper in the classrooms to cell phones and printer cartridges in an effort to help both the environment and to earn money for their school.

Pictured, top row, left to right are: Guy Lefebvre, Treasurer of the Environment Council of RI Education Fund; Sue Stenhouse, Deputy Director of Constituent affairs in the GovernorŐs office; John Trevor, Recycling Program manager at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation; and Robert Gerardi, Assistant Superintendent of the North Providence School Department. Pictured bottom row, left to right are: Tom Meagher, Principal; students, Porsha Arlan, Rafael Perez, James Hamilton, Erin Ozga, Israel Jenyo, and Demaris Forchue; and Arlene Violet.

Stephen Olney School

Stephen Olney School

Stephen Olney School elementary school started their recycling program a little over a month ago and because of Gina DeAngelis, teacher, and her hardworking students, their program has quickly become a success.

Pictured, top row, left to right are: Guy Lefebvre, Treasurer of the Environment Council of RI Education Fund; Gina DeAngelis, teacher; Sue Stenhouse, Deputy Director of Constituent affairs in the GovernorŐs office; John Trevor, Recycling Program manager at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation; Robert Gerardi, Assistant Superintendent of the North Providence School Department, and Arlene Violet. Pictured bottom row, left to right are: students, Keri OŐDonnell and Amanda Ricardi.

Joseph A. Whelan School

Joseph A. Whelan School

As a result of the hard work and dedication from the special education resource teacher, Debra Mesolella and all of the students at Joseph A. Whelan elementary school, they are able to maintain a very intense recycling program.

Accepting the award on behalf of the Samuel Slater Junior High School were eighth grade students: Christy LaFerriere and Jessica Jean-Charles. Pictured, left to right are: (back) Terry Gray, Assistant Director of the RI Department of Environmental Management; Guy Lefebvre, President of the Environment Council of RI Education Fund; John Trevor, Recycling Program Manager at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation; and Arlene Violet (front) Jessica Jean- Charles, and Christy LaFerriere.


Past Award Winners


November 15, 2006 -- America Recycles Day Awards

April 25, 2006 -- Earth Day 2006

November 15, 2005 -- America Recycles Day Awards

November 15, 2004 -- America Recycles Day Awards

April 22, 2004 -- Earth Day 2004

November 14, 2003 -- America Recycles Day Awards

April 15, 2003 -- Earth Day 2003

November 15, 2002 -- America Recycles Day Awards

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