The City of Turlock Municipal Services Department is gearing up for its annual Go Green Week, the City’s primary environmental education campaign, which will take place Monday through Friday.
Now in its eighth year, Go Green Week is coordinated each year with participation of school within Turlock Unified School District to help students learn about conservation and pollution prevention strategies such as recycling, composting, water conservation and waste reduction activities.
“It’s aimed at educating youth on environmental stewardship and conservation initiatives, such as water conservation, recycling, stormwater awareness, etc.,” said Go Green Week coordinator Toni Cordell.
Go Green Week now has approximately 11,400 student and faculty participants in grades K-12 at all TUSD campuses.
The program features a variety of activities, such as school site visits by local business representatives, tree plantings, recycling contests, a district wide “Wear Green Day”, green awareness wristbands for students to wear throughout the week and much, much more.
In addition to the the programs at Turlock schools, the City of Turlock’s bust line service “BLAST” will be offering free rides through Friday. This special offer does not include the sale of transfers to START and does not include DART services.
Over the past eight years, Go Green Week has helped to divert over 16,871 pounds of material from landfills, plant 141 trees, and assist with fundraising efforts to raise nearly $7,100 for the schools through recycling contests.