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Schools in Rockland County have been honored for going green.
Elmwood Elementary School in Monsey won best program improvement and best cafeteria leadership by the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority.
The Green Schools Program has reduced the school's waste by over 50 percent in the past two years.
Students and faculty say they are now more conscious of being wasteful. "How do they do it? They are taking a look at what's coming into the school, assessing how it's being used, and how it's leaving the school and trying to find a better way really to reduce it, reuse it when they can, and even recycle it," says Kerri Scales, education coordinator for Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority.
Students from Haverstraw, West Haverstraw, and New Hempstead elementary were also awarded for their efforts in the program.