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Recycling and Conservation at GCSD

Green Task Force: Our mission statement

The Guilderland Central School District Green Task Force (GTF) is a grassroots initiative promoting environmental stewardship, re-use and conservation.

GTF commitment
In every way possible, the Green Task Force is committed to assisting in facilitation and planning of recycling initiatives and programs throughout all segments of the Guilderland Central School District that help protect our environment.

GTF advisory council and members
The advisory council is made up of several industry veterans who provide the expertise and knowledge-base to give the GTF members recommendations and advice on proposed ideas. This provides a built-in “safety net” for assessing viability and sustainability of proposed programs and initiatives. The GTF member-base is made up of parents, students, teachers, administrators and other GCSD staff. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.*  To learn more about the GTF, contact Renee Panetta, district recycling and conservation coordinator, at 518-861-5246, ext. 338.

Meeting day/time/location varies by month. Please contact  Renee Panetta for information on upcoming events.

GCSD commitment
The District is strongly committed to waste reduction, materials re-use, recycling and replenishing. As a means to this end, it has and will continue to support environmental stewardship among its student population, faculty, administration and all other staff members.

GCSD School Community
Recycling and conservation have been a priority for the school community for several decades. We have been pioneers in the local educational community for paper recycling, eco-friendly cleaning supplies, scrap-metal recycling and in-class vermi-composting in our elementary schools. In the coming years, we will strive to increase our consciousness of the environmental impact we make.

School and Community Connection
GCSD celebrates America Recycles Day and Earth Week annually. These events have been supported by small businesses in the community. The district also started a semi-annual Recycling Extravaganza in April 2011 and had a second event in October 2011. Another community-wide recycling event is scheduled for April 2012.