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At P.S. 201, The Discovery School for Inquiry and Research, Earth Day is every day! We always make the extra effort to reduce our carbon footprints and keep our world as green and healthy as can be for now and our future.



btn_cfk2.jpgCartridges for Kids 

P.S. 201 is always thinking of ways to make our world a better place.  One way we do this is by recycling technology products.  We use a fundraising program called "Cartidges for Kids" to recycle ink cartridges, toner, cell phones, digital cameras, mp3 players, video game consoles and games as well as many other products.  Families and local businesses can bring in these items to our school (attention: Technology Lab) to participate in the program as well.  In turn, the organization, Cartridges for Kids, pays our school for each item we recycle.  Funds are used to purchase supplies and learning tools for the students.  This year, we are using the funds to purchase additional digital cameras for our enrichment program.  Click here to view the school flyer.



TreeRingLogo.jpg Tree Ring

Here at P.S. 201, we realize that recycling used paper alone just doesn't cut it.  We are doing our part to replace the many trees that paper use takes away from our planet.  That is why we chose to use Tree Ring to create our annual yearbooks for fifth grade graduates.  For every book we purchase from Tree Ring, a new tree is planted.  Last year we were able to plant 53 trees through yearbook purchases!


call2recycle_logo.jpgCall 2 Recycle

Another way P.S. 201 stays "green" is by recycling rechargeable batteries.  From laptop batteries to rechargeable AAs, we send our depleted batteries to the organization "Call 2 Recycle".  Families and local businesses may drop off their depleted rechargeable batteries to P.S. 201 (attention: Technology Lab) to participate in the program as well.  We will gladly send in your recycleables with our next shipment. 


 terracycle.jpgTerracycle The staff at P.S. 201 are currently working on amping up our recycling program by partnering with Terracycle to include plastic and aluminum into our recycling practice.  We are working on adding plastic and aluminum recycling bins to each classroom.  We will send in our qualifying items to Terracycle as a fundraising effort while unqualifying items are recycled through the NYC Department of Sanitation.



Every student in Mrs. Joshua's second grade class will understand the core virtues of generosity and compassion after she teaches with the mentor text, Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts, and engages the class in a shoe collection to be donated to those less fortunate through the Soles4Souls organization.  Each year, second graders take pride in their donation of hundreds of shoes to people in need around the world.