Posted: Mar 9, 2013 5:16 PM by Ben Trotter
Updated: Mar 9, 2013 5:18 PM
If you drive by Sacajawea Middle School in Bozeman in the coming weeks, you may see a neon-colored dumpster sitting out front. It's not a joke, but a creative way for some middle-schoolers to raise money for a school project.
The service group "Falcon It Right!," which takes on volunteer projects across the city, are tackling something a little closer to home now.
Group coordinator Linda Hedglin says the group wanted to take on a "big project" for the school...a fifteen-hundred dollar project to be exact, to install a water-bottle refilling station in Sacajawea.
"For each bottle that is filled," says Linda, "it ticks, how many bottles you've saved from being in the landfill"
And where are they hoping to get the money? The group is entered in the Great American Can Roundup, a nationwide school recycling project, and it could mean serious money.
"If we win throughout the nation," says student volunteer Chana Anderson, "then we can win five thousand dollars, and if we win in our state, then we can win one thousand dollars."
The group has made it a mission of theirs to donate time and money. From volunteering at area rest homes, to reading at Morningstar Elementary School, they find joy in volunteering.
Says Hedglin, "They love doing it, they get so excited about going. I mean, there's never a time when I have to worry about not having kids go on these trips."
The dumpster will sit in front of Sacajawea until Earth Day, April 21st.