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Providence Day Honored for Recycling Efforts on Campus
Providence Day Honored for Recycling Efforts on Campus

Providence Day has been honored as a “Wipe Out Waste” Ambassador by Mecklenburg County for the school’s efforts to increase recycling in the community.

Faculty members Jack Hudson, Sarah Goodman, and Olga Mawougbe, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Derrick Willard, and Lower School counselor and Charger Gardens supporter Margot Brinley attended the 2018 Wipe Out Waste Ambassador Awards banquet on Oct. 30 at the Foundation for the Carolinas to receive the award. Hudson, Goodman, and Mawougbe are the school’s division-level sustainability coordinators for Upper, Middle, and Lower School (respectively) and lead campus-wide efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

At the event, attendees watched this video highlighting some of PD’s sustainability initiatives.

The Wipe Out Waste Ambassador Program is a networking and educational program sponsored by Mecklenburg County’s Solid Waste Department. Over the last six years, the program has rewarded County businesses and organizations who are committed to building a stronger community through recycling and reducing waste in the workplace.

This honor comes on the heels of another environmental award for the school, when the Center for the Environment at Catawba College recognized PDS as an NC Green School of Quality for its ongoing sustainability efforts.

Most recently, the sustainability team has been responsible for the introduction of triple-waste stream bins on campus that help improve composting and recycling efforts by students, faculty, staff, and Flik Dining kitchen personnel most notably in the Brinkley Family Dining Hall and Global Cafe.

The next initiative is the Great Pumpkin Drop-Off on the morning of Nov. 2.

Part of PDS's mission is to instill in its students a sense of social responsibility. The goal is to encourage students to engage in activities that teach leadership, principles of service to the community and personal responsibility.

Providence Day helps students develop character dispositions such as empathy, patience, integrity, humility, open-mindedness, confidence and courage, so they can understand and act on local and global issues.

Learn more about Social Responsibility at PDS.