Lt. gov. awards HHS class for recycling projects
Last updated 5/1/2018 at 11:54am
Montana's lieutenant governor was at Havre High School Monday to reward a class for its work in environmentalism.
Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney presented a $1,000 check to juniors and seniors in an environmental science class of Havre High teacher Rebecca Reno.
The class was one of 13 in the state to receive a grant from the SMART - Saving Money and Resources Today - Schools Challenge.
Reno's class was one of four in the state given the award in the SMART Recycling Challenge category, now in its fourth year.
Other categories awarded were the energy challenge to promote energy efficiency and the green challenge to promote more environmentally friendly practices,
Money from the grant will go to further build on the success of the programs.
Students showed off their projects to Cooney which included small scale model landfills, repurposing items such as egg cartons that were used as lamp shades and plastic canisters made into pencil cases and license plates cut into pieces and made into a picture of a buffalo head.
Rory Everingham, a senior in the class, said she also took part in an independent project to try becoming a vegetarian as a way to improve the environment. She said doing so helps reduce greenhouse gases.
She said being a vegetarian is not as hard as it may seem in Montana and that she thinks that she will stay with that diet.