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Student's efforts help achieve recycling grant for Cloverdale

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cloverdale Schools Media Director Jennifer Segner (left) is joined by CHS students Joe Littiken and Brady Bundy and West Central SWD Director Jane Collisi in announcing the receipt of a recycling grant by CHS. Cloverdale High School was awarded $350 in recycling and composting materials.
CLOVERDALE -- Earlier this year, a Cloverdale High School senior started a program which hadn't been seen at the school for more than four years. Joe Littiken initiated a school-wide effort aimed at conserving paper through recycling.

Recycling bins have been placed in every classroom and office to allow easy access for students and teachers, and recycling has been picked up from each bin on a weekly basis. Since the beginning, the program has saved hundreds of pounds of paper from landfills each week.

The program affects 500 people in nearly 40 classrooms.

This school year, Cloverdale Community Schools Media Director Jennifer Segner, who sponsors the Cloverdale Recycling Program, applied for a grant from the West Central Solid Waste District.

The grant was created specifically for schools either starting a new recycling program or expanding an existing one. She thought it would be a perfect fit for Cloverdale's newly created program.

Littiken, a senior at Cloverdale this year, is also enrolled at DePauw University. Because of his full schedule, Littiken is transferring leadership of the program to junior Brady Bundy.

West Central SWD Director Jane Collisi said the district is thrilled to offer recycling grants to schools in Putnam, Montgomery and Parke counties and build on the initiative of students like Littiken with the support of their teachers and administration.

Schools interested in applying for a recycling grant, can do so by going to the education section of the district's website www.westcentralswd.com.

The district also sponsors a recycling bin located at Cloverdale Town Hall and Roachdale Fire Department for all Putnam County residents.

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