Every Friday, Harbor View Elementary School students have more to look forward to than just the weekend. They work together to create a greener, cleaner school. Half an hour before the students have their lunch break, rotating groups go around emptying recycling bins that have been set up all over the school.
This weekly activity started in Harbor View last year as a part of the “Green Up Our Schools” program. Other schools in the Newport-Mesa school district including Eastbluff Elementary and California Elementary have also adopted the program and have become “Green Schools.”
DeAnna Reposa from Corona Del Mar, whose son was a Harbor View student till last year, started the school’s program.
“I thought it would be good to educate the kids about the environment and what they can do to make a difference,” Reposa said. “We started last year with classroom paper recycling, and this year we started recycling bottles and cans.”