Cleveland High School has maintained a 13-year student-run recycling service organization called the Environmental Awareness Association that has increased student and teacher involvement each year.
This effort paid off, and Cleveland High School in Cleveland was recently named one of the top 10 school environmental programs in Tennessee as a winner of the 2012 Good Sports Always RecycleTM statewide school challenge.
Each school was awarded $1,000 to enhance their environmental efforts.
In 2009, Cleveland High School began partnering with Coca-Cola Refreshments, who provide several large containers throughout the building and outside for recycling all plastic, cardboard, mixed paper, and ink cartridges.
The school's recycling totals have steadily increased every year, with over 27,000 pounds of recyclables collected during the 2011-2012 school year.