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Shady Side Academy hosts successful waste reduction campaign

Tawnya Panizzi
The Shady Side Academy environmental club installed color-coded waste disposal bins in McCune Dining Hall in an effort to raise awareness of reducing waste and recycling.

Shady Side Academy senior school students got to sleep in on March 7 as a reward for a successful challenge issued this winter.

Members of the environmental club challenged students and staff to reduce waste on campus.

Their work paid off — trash was slashed by 25 percent, school officials said.

Members raised awareness of the reduce, reuse, recycle message by talking at assemblies and also installing color-coded waste disposal bins in McCune Dining Hall.

Club leaders Molly Svorak, Adrian Beckford and Drew Fergus, along with members, made educational signs about what items to dump into each bin: compost, recycling or landfill.

According to the club faculty advisor Leah Powers, about 33.6 pounds of trash was collected each day during the challenge, compared to 58.4 pounds a day prior.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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