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Howell Mountain Elementary School goes green

May 11, 2009
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ANGWIN, CA — Following the sustainable trend, and to better the lives of its students and staff, the Howell Mountain Elementary School has gone green, according to the St. Helena Star.
The K-8 school has recently switched all of its cleaning supplies to environmentally preferable alternatives that minimize exposure to toxic ingredients that pollute the indoor environment and the surrounding ecosystem, the story stated.
According to the story, a weekly newsletter, Green Comer, is circulated to parents of students to keep them up-to-date on Earth-friendly concepts, ideas, events and information.
The school has implemented an extensive recycling program that has kept about 8,000 Styrofoam trays and roughly 1,500 milk and other cartons from being dumped into landfills, the story noted.
The school also launched their Student Conservation and Research Team to educate students on the importance of adopting a green lifestyle, the story added.
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