Y.A.L.E. School Northfield’s GreenVision Program has selected Scott P. Scott, Technology Coordinator for the Hamilton Township School District in Mays Landing New Jersey as the first recipient of the GreenVision Environmental Awareness Award.
Mr. Scott has been employed by the Hamilton Township School District for the past 15 years. He is directly responsible for the oversight of all technology in a school district that has an enrollment of over 3200 students. As technology becomes damaged or has lived beyond its usefulness, what is a school system to do when things begin to pile up in storage closets and basements?
Mr. Scott learned about Y.A.L.E.’s GreenVision program and recognized that Y.A.L.E. and the Hamilton Township Schools could become partners to benefit both educational organizations. He was excited to learn that the GreenVision program can responsibly recycle almost anything with a plug. This includes but is not limited to all computers, copiers, fax machines, batteries, printers and even toasters! Scott contacted Y.A.L.E. School’s Northfield campus and requested a visitation to observe the student-run electronics recycling program. After learning that the students complete a training course in recycling safety and that the pick up was free of charge to his district, he became convinced that this was a “win-win” opportunity for all involved. With the oversight of Mr. Scott, the Hamilton Township School district contributed multiple donations to the GreenVision program.
“These donations are vital to the ongoing success of the program and will keep our students engaged and highly motivated for months!” commented Al Doyle, the principal of Y.A.L.E.’s Northfield campus.
Mr. Scott believes in the importance of electronics recycling and student-run businesses like Y.A.L.E’s as 21st century best-practice in education. He believes that hands-on learning opportunities and programs such as GreenVision are an excellent opportunity to promote school-to-work readiness.
“This is a great opportunity for the Y.A.L.E. students and GreenVision will enable them to become responsible citizens and caretakers of a greener earth,” said Scott.
Mr. Scott was honored with the inaugural GreenVision Award at the Hamilton Township Board of Education meeting in September. That event was covered in a newspaper article in the Current of Hamilton Township which is available on their website.
If you are interested in donating outdated or damaged technology for recycling to Y.A.L.E.’s GreenVision program in Northfield, please contact the school at 609-677-9960 to arrange for pick up, or learn more on our website at www.yaleschool.com/greenvision
By: Glenn A. Martins,
Y.A.L.E. School Psychologist/Assistant Director