The City of Calgary will start a curbside residential recycling program in 2009. The plan excludes all schools. Most schools are located in residential areas, so the trucks will drive right past the schools but not stop to collect their paper.
The cost of stopping at schools would be minimal if schools are simply added to the route as trucks move through communities to collect recycling.
The children and young adults in our schools are the leaders of tomorrow. Society will be well served if our younger generation learn the importance, the logic and the simplicity of being environmentally friendly at home, at school at work and at play.
We are asking the City of Calgary to help our schools with this by allowing schools to be included in the curbside recycling program.
We, the undersigned, request the City of Calgary include all public schools in its curbside recycling program.
The Recycling for Schools petition to Calgary was written by Stephen O. Harding and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.