Go Green Initiative sparks conservation actions by Va. students

04/5/2013 | Voice of America

More than 7,000 elementary-school students in Manassas, Va., are getting much more than classroom lectures on the benefits of recycling, composting and gardening. Because their schools are participating in the Go Green Initiative, sponsored by the city and schools, these students are saving electricity and water, helping to get more recycling bins on campus, collecting used cellphones to give to military personnel and are planting gardens and creating compost piles to divert food scraps and other waste from the landfill into helpful soil conditioners.

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