La Jolla High collected 26,000 pounds of e-waste

Tom Wheeler, Kevin Riley, Ryan Mann pitched in at the La Jolla High e-waste event. Photo: Jane Wheeler

Organizers of La Jolla High’s e-waste drive shared a “big thank you” with everyone who dropped off their e-waste at the third annual drive on Feb 19 at La Jolla High. This year they collected over 26,000 pounds and received revenue for the PTA .

A portion of the funds will be used by the THUGS club (Tree Huggers Utilizing Green Resources) led by president Tracy Warren, a junior, and science teacher Howard Tenenbaum.

This year e-waste was supported and driven by the student energy of Interact, THUGS, and ASB clubs. Ryan Mann, a junior, coordinated the THUGS and ASB clubs into the e-waste drive promotion and volunteer assistance, while juniors Tom Wheeler and Kevin Riley, Interact members, helped with e-waste for their third year in a row.

Over 23 students worked at LJHS collecting, sorting and receiving e-waste during a seven-hour period.

Jane Wheeler, a parent who helped coordinate the event, said, “We could not have managed without dades of E-waste who lugged TVs and coerced teenagers all day.”

Lisa Coy won the prize for the biggest donation of the day — her giant TV that had to be fork lifted away.

Wheeler urged La Jollans to save their e-waste for next year’s drive.

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