It is good to see local students are taking part in trying to go green. The latest group to do so is a group of Gladstone High School students.
These students not only are trying to recycle, but they are doing so to help our armed forces by doing a program called Cell Phones for Soldiers. This is a program where used cell phones are recycled and then turned in. Money received from the phones then are used to buy prepaid calling cards for our troops overseas.
This group of students has participated in other recycling events as well. We should all take a lesson from these students and do our part in recycling.
The Daily Press has been a major recycler in the community as we have recycled tons of newsprint through the years. We also have converted most of our building over to energy efficient lighting and have sensors on our lights so areas not being utilized will not have the lights on.
We know the importance of recycling just as the students of Gladstone High School do. We ask that everyone take time out and do their part. Even if you just recycle your trash at home, not only will you be helping, but you also will be extending the life of our landfills.
By each of us taking time out and doing these little things, we are helping in improving the environment in which we live. Congratulations to all of you who do this now and we hope others will join.
Going green should not be just a fad. It should become a way of life so we can live longer on our planet.