Green Team Dives in Dumpster

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Senior Maddie Pomeroy carries a trash bag to the tarp. The Green Team students met at 6:15 in the morning to start sorting the trash. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Junior Kristen Kaneb places food into the compost pile. The tarp contained different piles for students to place the sorted trash, such as recycling, compost, terracycle, and trash. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Juniors Lauren Coogan and Ruby Aldrich work together to make signs to place around the sorted trash. The signs directed students and teachers to walk past the dumpster dive piles so that they could see the different items that weren’t actually trash. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Junior Justin Eichenberger holds up a sign to advertise the dumpster dive. After sorting the pile students found that more than 50% of the waste was compost, recycling, or terracycle. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Senior Mike Davis adds food to the compost pile. The Green Team students had more than twenty trash bags to sort through. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Green Team students worked together to sort the trash. The students had permission to miss their first block class in order to help clean up the dumpster dive. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Coogan, junior Jackie Otterbien, and Aldrich sort paper into one sided and double sided piles. The one sided paper was placed back into the school and used in the library printers. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

On April 3rd the Green Team participated in a dumpster dive; the students came to school early in the morning in order to sort trash. The goal of this activity was to show the other students how much garbage could actually be recycle or composted.

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Eichenberger picks up pieces of waste and sorts them into the different piles. Days before the dumpster dive Green Team teacher Eric Magers attended a National Green Schools Conference in California. Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Aldrich, Coogan, and junior Meghan Conway hold signs to direct students to walk past the sorted waste before entering in the school. Having students walk past the waste helped them to see the amount of trash that could have been compost or recycling. Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Green Team students continue to sort through the trash bags. The students were given community service hours by Magers for their contribution in the dumpster dive. Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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