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R-PHS: A Michigan Green School

Reeths-Puffer High School was officially awarded “Michigan Green School” classification status in June due to the hard work put in by the Green Team (an environmental awareness student group) over the past few years.  Ms. Linda Westerhof and Mrs. Stefanie Sweany are the advisors for this group and have worked with the students to accomplish many tasks.  The high school continues to recycle paper, but has added glass, plastic, and metal this past year.  Composting is in its third year, and the high school added a tumbler composter to the campus this spring, so now the compost doesn’t have to be hauled away to be dumped.  Three fundraisers for the American Red Cross raised over 15 monofilament recycling bins (a place to put discarded fishing line) thanks to community partner, Joel Darling, of Darling Cetaceans, and placed them in the community.  This summer, the group will be placing recycling trash cans in the gymnasiums, at all concession stands, and at all athletic fields in an effort to keep plastics out of our landfills and waterways.  Look for them this summer!