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IleanGarci(from left) Matteson; Sarah Zielinski Oak Forest; EricPrskalo Chicago; Garrett Hannett Lynwood are part GeneratiGreen student-run recycling program Marian Catholic

Ileana Garcia (from left), of Matteson; Sarah Zielinski, of Oak Forest; Erica Prskalo, of Chicago; and Garrett Hannett, of Lynwood, are part of Generation Green, a student-run recycling program at Marian Catholic High School. | Supplied photo

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Updated: July 3, 2013 6:08AM



Generation Green, a student-run recycling program at Marian Catholic High School, recently sponsored the second annual Community Electronics Recycling Drive at the Chicago Heights school.

Unwanted and broken computers, monitors, printers, laptops, TVs, stereo equipment, microwaves and large household appliances filled two large trucks, destined for recycling.

Senior Jocelyn Lloyd, of Lynwood, the president of Generation Green who was responsible for organizing such events and arranging student volunteers, believes their efforts are making
a difference.

“My favorite part about Generation Green is helping the world by recycling unwanted materials and putting them to use,” Lloyd said.

Jennifer Clifford and Tona Haywood, co-moderators of the event, said they were proud of the 45 students who became Marian Catholic community ambassadors while volunteering their time to help the environment.

Generation Green oversees all recycling programs at Marian Catholic. For more information about the recycling drive, call (708) 755-7565.

Staff report



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