Hemlock Huskies school colors are blue and white, but when it comes to the environment, they are green. The district values and teaches sound environmental practices with our new recycling program. The district does more than “talk-the-talk,” but rather practices what they teach. One example is partnering with Schupan Electronic Recycling for responsible disposal of technology items after they have served their usefulness.
Technology Director Tom Lockwood said, “We get between 8 and 10 years of use from our desktop PCs. When we’re done with them - they are DONE. Over the last five years, we’ve worked with Schupan to dispose of computers, old CRT monitors, and miscellaneous electronics. It’s nice to know that we might see our old equipment reincarnated as a toaster or a vacuum cleaner, instead of ending up in a landfill.”
The district recently received a Department of Environmental Quality grant to support a K-12 recycling imitative. So far, the backbone of the new recycling program is in place, and now the district will move forward with the education and enhancements to the recycling infrastructure like common area cans.
Superintendent Don Killingbeck said, “We are proud to do our part to help foster environmental stewardship.”