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Bishop’s School goes green

The Bishop’s School’s Green Campus Initiative (GCI) — the campus environmental club — announced that it had raised $1,186 and donated 363 old, unused cell phones through the cell phone recycling program “Cash for Phones.”

The effort was done during Earth Week through a schoolwide recycling program to recycle old and unused cell phones, batteries and printer cartridges.

Under the guidance of science teacher Jamie Kelso and led by senior Sarah Presant, GCI teamed with a local fundraising partner, ecoATM, to help raise money for future environmentally friendly programs and facilities at the school. The cash was donated to the Richard B. Huntington Library and Learning Center to buy an iPad, and the remaining funds will support energy-efficient purchases around campus. GCI is looking toward the option to help with more energy-efficient outdoor light fixtures on campus.