Lincoln Roosevelt Kicks off Green Initiative with a Magic Show

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Lincoln/Roosevelt students officially kicked off their schools green initiative with a magic show by Bill Kerwood on March 9th. Kerwood combined his unique comedy variety show with a recycling program geared towards Roxbury’s recycling efforts.

Students learned about misdirection and direction through laughter and magic, while Kerwood tied his approach to encourage each and every student to be recycling captains in their community and at home. He provided a brief overview using magic of which items are to be recycled and how.

The Magic of Recycling program is specifically designed for students to enjoy together as they follow the journey of a piece of refuse as it is tracked along three common paths. Students learn which is most effective in preserving the environment, their future, and what they can do every day to reinforce best practices. Kerwood emphasized that the more we recycle the more we keep out of the landfills and we should all try to recycle and reuse as much as we possibly can.

Kerwood’s message of reducing, reusing, and recycling was brought to the school by Kellie Ann Keyes from Roxbury’s Clean Communities program. The four K-4 schools saw this presentation back in the fall thanks to this township program.

Roxbury’s Clean Communities program is a comprehensive litter abatement program serving New Jersey residents for 25 years. Its basic mission is to reduce litter in public places, promote the volunteer cleanup of public lands and sustain a reduction in litter through education.

At the end of the show, Assistant Principal Roxanne Medina shared with the students how this green initiative will become a schoolwide one in the coming months with the formation of a school green team. Lincoln/Roosevelt will join the other six Roxbury schools in their endeavor to each become certified with the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program.

PHOTO ABOVE (courtesy of Roxbury Public Schools)

  • Bill Kerwood Magic Show (L to R): Presenter Bill Kerwood, LRS Assistant Principal Roxanne Medina, and Roxbury’s Clean Communities Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes

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