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Dr. Ellen Asher, the OKES teacher behind the bio-d-GREAT-able initiative, and Superintendent James Tager launch the initiative with a ribbon cutting. Photo by Paige Wilson

Flagler Schools switch to eco-friendly, ‘bio-d-GREAT-able’ lunch trays

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

Dr. Ellen Asher, the OKES teacher behind the bio-d-GREAT-able initiative, and Superintendent James Tager launch the initiative with a ribbon cutting. Photo by Paige Wilson

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On the left are polystyrene trays Flagler Schools used up until the transition to recycled paperboard trays, which are on the right. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

On the left are polystyrene trays Flagler Schools used up until the transition to recycled paperboard trays, which are on the right. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Students sing "God Bless the U.S.A" at OKES. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

Students sing "God Bless the U.S.A" at OKES. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Superintendent James Tager greets OKES students. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

Superintendent James Tager greets OKES students. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Dr. Ellen Asher, OKES teacher, tells the crowd how the "bio-d-GREAT-able" initiative began and grew. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

Dr. Ellen Asher, OKES teacher, tells the crowd how the "bio-d-GREAT-able" initiative began and grew. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Matthew Johnson, an OKES sixth-grader from Dr. Ellen Asher's Marine Ecology Green Club, passes out bracelets with eco-friendly sayings. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

Matthew Johnson, an OKES sixth-grader from Dr. Ellen Asher's Marine Ecology Green Club, passes out bracelets with eco-friendly sayings. Photo by Paige Wilson

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OKES student Leah Ruddell gives Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

OKES student Leah Ruddell gives Photo by Paige Wilson

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OKES student John Ruddell holds up one of the recycled coasters that displays his drawing for the eco-friendly initiative. The class voted for his drawing, which he said was surprising and made him happy. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

OKES student John Ruddell holds up one of the recycled coasters that displays his drawing for the eco-friendly initiative. The class voted for his drawing, which he said was surprising and made him happy. Photo by Paige Wilson

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An OKES student begins the groups' performance of "God Bless the U.S.A" during the ceremony. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

An OKES student begins the groups' performance of "God Bless the U.S.A" during the ceremony. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Flagler Schools employees and students pose for a photo after the ceremony. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

Flagler Schools employees and students pose for a photo after the ceremony. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Students pick up the paperboard trays for the first lunch in Flagler County after the bio-d-GREAT-able initiative commenced. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

Students pick up the paperboard trays for the first lunch in Flagler County after the bio-d-GREAT-able initiative commenced. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Leah Ruddell and Stanislav Valenteychik eat the first lunch in the county using the new paperboard trays. Flagler Beach Mayor Linda Provencher sat beside them. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

Leah Ruddell and Stanislav Valenteychik eat the first lunch in the county using the new paperboard trays. Flagler Beach Mayor Linda Provencher sat beside them. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Students pick up the paperboard trays for the first lunch in Flagler County after the bio-d-GREAT-able initiative commenced. Photo by Paige Wilson

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 |

Students pick up the paperboard trays for the first lunch in Flagler County after the bio-d-GREAT-able initiative commenced. Photo by Paige Wilson

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