Families Go Green at East Islip Public Library

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Timber Point Elementary School fifth-graders presented a Families Going Green program at the East Islip Public Library last weekend, helping to teach the simple things that kids can do to help their families become more environmentally conscious. The 26 participants were shown how to sort plastics, and learned about upcycling (taking unwanted items and turning them into something new). Each child then made their own “litter bug” out of discarded socks.

The presenting Timber Point students – Dylan Lopez, Charlie Curran, Owen Meddis, Cassidy Triolo and Natalie Stergakos – are all part of teacher Jen Giordano’s “eco-class,” which has been firing on all cylinders in a quest to transform the school in Great River into a full-scale recycling facility.