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Washington Henry Goes Reusable!

Washington Henry Goes Reusable!

WHES Reusable shopping bags

Washington Henry Elementary School won a grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful to promote the Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling of plastic bags.  With this grant, the WHES Go Green Committee was able to  purchase 700 Reusable bags!




Go Green Committee handing out bags
  • On November 6th, WHES created its first Outdoor Classroom

  • On November 8th, Election Day, our Go Green Committee handed out nearly 100 Reusable bags to the public in front of our local Kroger. (Additional dates are set for the spring)

  • On November 15th, America Recycles Day, our Go Green Committee gave every WHES family and staffer a WHES Reusable bag.




The new WHES Outdoor Classroom

In addition to our Reusable  bags, WHES Go Green was able to purchase some Recycled plastic border and Recycled plastic weed block to use in our brand new Outdoor Classroom! (Compliments of Hurricane Irene and some very dedicated volunteers!)