LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A new program is encouraging local schools to think outside the box and come up with unique ways to help save energy and the environment. Meteorologist Jamie Martin checks in with Farsley Middle School, which is putting grant money to very good use.
Sometimes all it takes is a little kick start to get things going. That is what the folks at Farnsley Middle School discovered with the addition of their new can crusher.
Marsha Buerger, a science teacher, says “We want to show you what we are doing with the grant money that we got from Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools. It was one of the simplest grants I have ever been able to apply for. It is so nice to be able to just tell these people what it is you need, then they tell you right away whether or not they can give it to you. It wasn't complicated at all. It was very simple to do, and I appreciate it a lot.
“We always had trouble with where are we going to put them? And they take up so much space. This way it takes up much less space and we can actually do it now. Now that we have our can crushers.
We are, right now, having a can war between the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades so we can raise awareness throughout the school about solid waste and our can crushers. The sixth grade is usually the most enthusiastic, so we are going to have a war between them and count and see who wins.”
Desirree Cardwell, an eighth grader, says “In Ms. Burns’ class we learned all about the environment and how to keep cans and bottles and all of that out of the garbage cans because all of that goes everywhere, and hurts so many animals.”
Reducing waste, saving animals and saving the planet. I'd say they get straight A's for this class!