Houston County Middle School Goes Green
The faculty and students at a Houston County School receive a big recognition for reducing their carbon foot print.
Feagin Mill Middle School is one of only three schools in Georgia and 63 in the world to be named a "Green Ribbon School." The honor is awarded to schools that participate in the "Green Ribbon" program. Schools post four projects online that focus on saving the environment as well as health and fitness. The school got involved with the program after recycling computer equipment to raise money to buy new supplies for the computer lab.
“It's just recognizing that we're doing a good job as far as recycling, reusing our resources, trying to go paper less in our classrooms,” computer science teacher, Bobby Lewis said.
In the last four years, the school has recycled more than 2000 pounds which include cell phones, ink jets and toners.