At the beginning of the school year, our school began a project to reduce the number of plastic bags used by our families. We started the project by having each family track the number of plastic bags they used in one month. Stella Niagara families used 3,146 bags in the month of October. Beginning in November, we handed out reusable shopping bags, sponsored by Dr. Cumbo, that the families could use while shopping. From November to mid-June, SNEP families used reusable bags 5,257 times replacing 13,143 plastic bags. We surpassed our initial goal and are very proud of the results of our recycling project!