1999 - Individual Achievement Awards - Education & Promotion - Sharon Robbins
SHARON ROBBINS - Miami
Sharon Robbins works for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental
Quality out of the Miami field office. Her supervisor, Clyde Mason,
notes that she's a true professional and always performs above what is
expected. But she went off the charts when, on her own initiative, she
developed a simple educational program for use in elementary schools
and gave Miami, Oklahoma the WORRD. W. O. R. R. D. stands for WASTE
OBSERVANT: REUSE AND RECYCLE DAILY.
The concept is very simple which probably explains its
incredible success: Promote solid waste awareness through a campaign
where adults sign a pledge stating that they will be waste observant
through daily reuse and recycling. After classroom discussions, a top
ten list is prepared of ideas on how to reuse and recycle. Students
then take what they have learned and talk to adults, asking for their
pledge to be waste observant; to get their WORRD on it. Kids don't have
to collect anything but signatures. Local merchants provide prizes to
the top collectors. Responses to Sharon Robbins' WORRD program have
been nothing but positive in the schools in the community and
throughout the OK DEQ, where the program has begun to catch fire.
WITH A GREAT IDEA, SHARON ROBBINS IS FRESH, GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA'S ENVIRONMENT!
Posted on 05/01/1999
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under