Turlock schools will be participating in the City of Turlock’s fifth annual “Go Green” program this coming week from March 5th to March 9th. The program’s goal is to encourage students, parents, educators, and other community members to promote sustainability and environmental conservation.
Outside organizations that will be participating in this week long program include Turlock Irrigation District (TID), Stanislaus County, Turlock Scavenger, California State University Stanislaus, and more.
Activities that will be included for grades K-12 include a “Wear Green Day”, tree planting, recycling contests, classroom visits from the program’s mascot Recycle Man, water conservation presentations, wastewater treatment facility tours, and classroom presentations conducted by the various participating organizations, city staff members, community members and business representatives.
In previous years, the Go Green Program has accomplished planting over 80 trees, helped remove 12,825 lbs of waste material from landfills, and helped schools raise an estimated $3,000.
Also, in recognition of Go Green week and to promote better air quality by using public transportation, the Bus Line Service of Turlock (BLAST) will be providing free rides for the community the entire week.
According to the program’s website, Go Green week “helps to engage youth citizens of Turlock in individual and collective activities to improve their health, to improve their schools and to inspire participation in building solutions for a sustainable future.”
For more information about Go Green Week, visit www.cityofturlock.org/gogreen or contact Toni Cordell at (209) 668-5599, ext. 4474.