As a Girl Scout troop leader, I’m always looking for ways to encourage the girls in my troop to use their resources wisely. The education program through the Williamson County Recycle Center was invaluable to us in providing important details on the recycling programs in Williamson County. Our girls are already passionate about helping the Earth and now they have more tools to help them do that and encourage others to do the same.

- Kathy Caudill, Troop 2445 Leader

We are so excited to perform the musical Update Earth by Roger Emerson at Winstead Elementary! Our Second Graders have worked hard learning songs about recycling and taking care of the Earth and our environment. Music helps bridge the gap between the academic classroom and the world around us. Thank you Keep Williamson Beautiful for partnering with us to make this a fun learning experience for our students.

- Mallory Yerger, Winstead Elementary Music Teacher

Click Here to WATCH "Update Earth!" performed by Winstead Elementary School's 2nd grade on February 23, 2018.

The KWB and Williamson County Recycling Program has allowed so many opportunities for our students, staff, and community to learn about the importance of recycling. Not only have we truly began to educate our community; we have opened an easy access for all to become part of keeping our community green. Our students and staff get excited and a little competitive when it comes to recycling around Westwood. This is all thanks to our wonderful Williamson County Recycling Program and KWB support.

- Jessica Alberson, Westwood Elementary Literacy Interventionist and Green Team Leader

"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." (Baba Dioum, 1968.) This quote is the essence of the FIS Environmental program. The Williamson County Merit program was the first step in our program. We began with recycling paper in a few classrooms, to the program we now have fifteen years later, where we just celebrated the Recycle Bowl with 10,700 pounds of recycling in 4 weeks! The funds earned through the Merit program have allowed us to add 68 recycling bins throughout the school, including those for plastic and aluminum.  We have also used funds to build a rain garden and bio swale to control storm water. Everyone at the Recycling Center and with the Merit program has been very supportive with project assistance and programs to help educate the students. If you teach the students about our fragile environment and why we need to respect its resources, they will lead the way for future generations.

- Barbara Orr, Freedom Intermediate STEM teacher and Green Team Leader