Friday, September 29, 2023

Durham Thinks Green During Earth Week

Shoe Drive DISCarroll ISD’s Durham Intermediate celebrated a week of Thinking Green during the school’s Earth Week events April 28- May 2.

The DIS Recycling Club sponsored a school wide shoe drive for those in need. Any shoes that were no longer wearable were recycled and in some cases, rubber from the shoes will go to resurface playgrounds. The campus community also collected shoes for Terracycle, a company that donates shoes to people in need. Students and staff went throughout their school day without shoes (after donating a pair) to better understand what it’s like for the many people around the globe who do not even own one pair. By the end of the week, the entire school collected 374 pairs of shoes.Shoe Drive

Additional DIS Earth Week activities included staff members taking pledges to go electricity/ electronics free for one hour a day, and BYORB (Bring Your Own Refillable Bottle) Day to raise awareness of using refillable water bottles over disposable ones.