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New FREE Recycle Drop Spots
Don’t have recycling pick-up at your home? Keep Cobb Beautiful is partnering with Advanced Disposal Services to offer Cobb residents FREE Recycle Drop Spots to bring your recyclables from home.
There are now four sites, located at Fire Stations in various parts of Cobb County.
The closest location to Daniell is:
Station 14 – 2905 Library Lane
Items Accepted: Mixed Paper, Plastics (1-7), Aluminum, Steel Cans and Flattened Cardboard.
GLASS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
BATTERY & CELL PHONE RECYCLING
Residents of Cobb County can now recycle their old rechargeable and single use batteries at any Cobb County Library Branch. Keep Cobb Beautiful is partnering with the Library system to offer this free recycling program.
Battery Collection – What to put in the Container?
- Nickel Cadmium (NI-CD); Nickel Metal Hydride (NI-MH)
- Lithium Ion (LI-Ion) with Cobaltate Technology
- Cell Phones
- Cell Phone Batteries
- Power Tool Batteries
- Laptop Batteries
- Digital Camera Batteries
- Video Camera Batteries
- Any type of Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, & Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
- Alkaline (household batteries), Lithium Primary batteries are also accepted.
- Dry sealed-cell and power-pack batteries are accepted.
NO WET CELL BATTERIES
BATTERY TERMINALS MUST BE TAPED OVER, OR PLACED IN INDIVIDUAL BAGGIES.
The library closest to Daniell is:
880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066
September 8th, Keep America Beautiful is proud to host the first ever National Planting Day! National Planting Day celebrates the value and power of native species in restoring ecological balance to the environment, while creating greener, more beautiful communities. Native species are losing ground to new neighborhoods and businesses, ornamental plants and invasive species such as kudzu. Because they are a native species, these plants and trees are hardy, low maintenance and require less water than other ornamentals. They help provide the perfect habitat for our native wildlife. For more fun and exciting information on native plants in our area, the Daniell Environmental Ed Committee urges you to visit www.ABNativePlants.com. Get Growing America!
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. ~Martin Luther
October is International Walk to School Month!
International Walk to School Month gives students, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking or biking to school. Not only does it provide physical activity, it is awesome for our environment! Below are some tips on walking or biking to school safely:
- Walk with a buddy. Never walk alone.
- Avoid shortcuts.
- Always be aware of your surroundings. Report anyone suspicious to school personnel or the police.
- When riding a bike, always wear a helmet.
- Be on time!
For more fun and exciting information on International Walk to School month, the Daniell Environmental Ed Committee urges you to visit www.IWalkToSchool.org.
All in favor of conserving gasoline please raise your right foot. ~Author Unknown
October 7-13th is National Wildlife Refuge Week!
This week focuses on lands and waters where wildlife and habitats are under federal protection. Currently there are 547 National Wildlife Refuges in the U.S. with 9 of them located in Georgia. If the idea of banding birds, assisting with laboratory research, conducting wildlife surveys, leading a tour, or restoring a fragile habitat interests you or your family, the Daniell Environmental Ed Committee urges you to visit www.FWS.gov.
Environmental Ed Updates
“Adopt A Dolphin” Results
This year’s inaugural “Adopt A Dolphin” campaign was a big success! Enough money was raised to adopt 3 dolphins plus make an additional monetary donation to the National Wildlife Federation. Names will be drawn from those who made donations and one plush dolphin will be awarded to a person from each grade level. Thanks for your generosity in supporting our mascot, Daniell Students!
WaterSmart Art Contest
Each year, the Cobb/Paulding Water Authority sponsors an art contest for middle school students in those counties. The theme is “What Water Conservation Means To Me”. Students submit a 100 word essay as well as a painting or drawing. The Top 12 Winning art entries are displayed in the annual WaterSmart calendar put out by the Water Authority. Runners-up are also recognized on the back cover. This year, we are excited to announce that THREE of our Daniell Students were Top Winners! Congratulations to T. Mundin, 7th grade, M. McMasters, 7th grade, and S. Rhodes, 7th grade who had their artwork published in the 2013 calendar. We are proud of you!
Clean Air Campaign Results
A big thank you to all the car rider parents who have cut off their engines while waiting in the car rider line!! Once again, Daniell has been certified as a Clean Air School, with even more impressive results than last year! Last year, at “count” time, there were 38% of our vehicles idling in the car rider line. This year, there were only 14%. So thanks for helping to make our school environment a much more healthy one for our students!
Environmental Ed Reminder
February 15th is Arbor Day in Georgia!The best time to plant trees in Georgia is between November and mid-March because it gives trees a chance to become established before the hot, dry period of summer. This is why Arbor Day is celebrated every ear in Georgia on the third Friday in February. Planting a tree is one way you and your family or business can take part in leaving a lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about past Arbor Days, tips on tree planting and a tree guide, the Daniell Environmental Ed Committee urges you to visit www.ArborDay.org.“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb