May 29, 2018
Endeavor Charter School has been fundraising by recycling with Planet Green for years. Endeavor Charter School is a tuition-free, public charter school in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The school serves 513 students in grades K-8, providing a rigorous academic program enhanced by a rich fine arts program. In addition, Endeavor values a familial environment, hands-on learning, public speaking and opportunities to serve others. The school has raised almost $1,000 by recycling with Planet Green over the past several years. Read on to learn more about how they use Planet Green’s recycling program as a fundraiser for their school.
1 – For how long has Endeavor Charter School been partnering with Planet Green?
Endeavor Charter School has been partnering with Planet Green for about four years now.
2 – What has helped you be successful in your school’s recycling program?
Families donate their e-waste into a bin at the school, or bring it to a monthly carpool/curbside collection that we host. We mail in our e-waste about every two months.
3 – What challenges have you faced in your recycling program, and what strategies have you learned to overcome those challenges?
Probably the main challenge is marketing – despite our best efforts, we still find parents and students who have no idea we collect these things! Our plan is to gradually make this a student-driven effort (rather than a parent-driven one). We find once students have some ownership of a program, it becomes more successful. Thank you for supporting our recycling efforts and our school!
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