Conserving Resources for the Holidays

Did you know that more trash is created over the 3-month holiday season than during any other time of year?

iPeaks students discovered ways to reduce their amount of trash with the help of Longmont's Ecocycle Program.  Through interactive activities, fourth and fifth graders were able to think differently about decorations, gift wrap, and gift-giving.  Using the newspaper's comics section as giftwrap was a new-found option among students.  Others thought about toys they no longer used that could be re-gifted this year for siblings.  Several students committed to reusing items around their homes and educating their families about ways to conserve.