The City of Irving presented Barton Elementary School with a special award for leading the pack in recycling. As part of the City’s annual Arbor Day Celebration, one Irving ISD campus is chosen and recognized based on their recycling efforts from the previous school year.
From August 2015 to July 2016, the students of Barton went to work and collected 86,240 pounds of paper, which equates to 102 pounds per student. That amount represents a total of 733 trees saved! The City and Keep Irving Beautiful hosted an awards ceremony today to congratulate Barton students for being so planet-friendly and commemorated the occasion by planting a red oak tree in the school’s courtyard.