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Austin High School Gains National Attention for Recycling and Composting Efforts

Eastside Memorial High School raises chicken and has a number of gardens onsite.

Eastside Memorial High School in Austin is gaining national attention for its strong recycling and composting efforts. Last year, students ran an audit and found that 82 percent of items that were thrown into the trash could have been recycled or composted.

In an effort to get members of the school to recycle and compost more, students and faculty teamed with Keep Austin Beautiful to hold an education campaign.

FOX 7 News has more:

Going green and getting rewarded, a local high school is gaining national attention for its recycling and composting efforts.

The project first when a teacher asked if they could get a couple of chickens to raise, a few years later, Eastside Memorial High School is being recognized for their efforts in sustainability. Ilya Shmulenson is the Director of Programs of Keep Austin Beautiful “For so often this school has been looked down upon and it was threatened with closure, and now over the course of just a couple of years not just academic success but success in bringing the community together through beautification and sustainability efforts,” he said.

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