UT Helps TPS Go Green

. September 1, 2015.

Toledo Public Schools are going green, and the Univeristy of Toledo is providing the groundwork. The University received a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency that provided them with a new, campus-wide recycling system, then decided to spread the word about sustainability by donating their old recycling bins to surrounding TPS schools. UT crews have collected over 82,000 pounds of recyclable materials including handling the processing and sale of collections from both TPS and UT. Some of the revenue is given back to Toledo Public Schools to keep the program going. This year schools made a competition in sustainability, with Start High School, Bowsher High School, and Larchmont Elementary School leading the effort with almost 17,000 combined pounds of material.