West Creek Elementary School is the latest organization and second school in the community to become Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified.
Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Montgomery County Chief of Staff Jeff Truitt, and County Commissioner Monroe Gildersleeve, Bi-County Recycling Team Coordinator Mary Anderson, Partners in Education Marcus Minor of Minor-2-Major Towing, Clay Lewis of the Tiny Town UPS store and several parent volunteers were present to congratulate the school on their certification.
After the ribbon cutting. WCES Principal Lynne Rains shared a quote from Bill Nye the Science Guy. “If you want grown-ups to recycle, just tell their kids the importance of recycling, and they’ll be all over it.” She told the children they were making a difference.
Several students who are members of the school recycling team, shared some things the school was doing such as recycling and asking school parents and visitors to turn off their vehicles instead of idling and polluting the air.
Principal Rains later talked about some of the energy initiatives they were practicing with the expectation to see savings on their energy usage.
McMillan thanked the children for participating and told them they were helping to keep the world a greener place for the future.
Truitt took an opportunity to thank the staff, teachers and administration for their work.
The ribbon cutting was followed by a tour and reception in the library where refreshments were provided by Partner in Education Clay Lewis. The children on the recycling team were provided with green t-shirts from Partner in Education Marcus Minor.