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September 30, 2011

VIDEO- CCSD and Charleston County Government Join Forces to Recycle

Press Conference Video Footage

Charleston County School District (CCSD) and the Charleston County Government officially kicked off their recycling partnership for the 2011 - 2012 school year with a press conference on Friday, September, 30 at Sanders- Clyde Elementary School.

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About the Recycling Partnership

As part of the collaboration, Charleston County Government has invested $40,000 to provide equipment and drop boxes for schools in rural Charleston County. Once these drop-boxes are delivered, every school across the district will be able to recycle all paper, plastic, cans and cardboard.

“Here at the County we’re making it a priority to provide recycling resources to all of our citizens, even the youngest ones still in school. This is a way to help the environment and supplement their education with lifelong lessons on reducing, reusing and recycling,” Chairman Teddie E. Pryor, Sr. said.

“We are excited to partner with Charleston County Government and join the growing number of Lowcountry businesses, community organizations and individuals who are passionate about being good stewards of the environment. In many ways, sustainable business is smart business that focuses on efficiencies in energy, waste, and processes. It's a win-win for everyone,” added the Superintendent.

CCSD has launched the Sustainable Schools Initiative as a three-tiered plan focusing on sustainable and healthy schools, sustainable construction and sustainable curriculum. This is a comprehensive approach that considers what is best for students and staff as well as the environment.

Charleston County is committed to providing recycling services for all Charleston County schools. In addition to collecting recyclable materials, Charleston County will be conducting waste assessments and providing a comprehensive education and outreach program for teachers and students through a school recycling representative. These actions in conjunction with CCSD Sustainable Schools Initiative will ultimately lead to a reduction in the amount of garbage generated and support County Council’s goal of a 40% recycling rate.

Learn More!

To learn more about this partnership or the other efforts included in CCSD's Sustainable Schools Initiative, please contact the district's Office of Communications at (843) 937-6303.

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