Seven-year-old Elan Romero is a second grader at P.S. 65 in Staten Island, N.Y. His class participated in a project with Wagner College in Staten Island.
Public School 65 joins the efforts with their “Going Green with Wagner College Challenge.” Each student was asked to design a useful item made from recycled materials. The winning projects will be judged on functionality, the students’ ability to demonstrate and explain its use, creativity, overall design and materials used. The five winners and nine honorable mention winners will be presented with awards.
The Wagner College Athletic Department has teamed up with the Hess Corporation and Public School 65 for “Going Green Week”. Hess has purchased certified renewable energy certificates and carbon credits to offset the energy usage of the Athletic Department for the week while the Wagner College men’s basketball game on Thursday, February 3rd has been dubbed “Going Green Night.”
Hess’ purchase of renewable energy will offset 24 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. This is the equivalent of taking 4.6 passenger cars off the road, conserving 2,720 gallons of gasoline, energizing 2 American homes for one year and saving 8.2 tons of waste from landfills.
My Lunch Box Project
I made a recycling project out of juice pouches. My project was a lunch box. It is important because it saves the world. It helps the environment. It’s recycling. It makes the dump not grow. The way I made it is I got about 50 juice pouches from my friends. First I got 8 for the sides, then 4 more for the other sides. I tapes the sides together and, tata! You have a lunch box in the display case at Wagner College.
I had help from my brother and my mom. I had lots of fun, but it was lot of work. There are much more ways to save the planet. Remember to recycle and make people happy. #
They keep us close.
They keep memories alive.
They keep families from disconnecting.
They stop the “lost contact”,
the fake smiles,
the stiff hugs,
the small talk.
They make families
Grace is a seventh grader at East Side Middle School
It’s a place two blocks away
On 77th and Broadway
One avenue and
325 seconds is all it takes
I open the door and the magic begins
The stereo is playing
I hop on line
I look around and
Check out the new flavors
They change each month
“What should I get?”
I think to myself
Crema de Grom,
The Flavor of the Month
Or my usual,
I lick my lips with anticipation
I can already taste the sweet creamy delicioso gelato
Everything was fine ...
til the bill!
Kate Diament is a fourth grader at PS 87, Man.