Couple starts mentorship program to bring recycling to the schools

During the first year of a recycling mentorship program on St. Croix, Diane Brooks and her husband Gary Brooks taught children at the Alexander Henderson Elementary School how to collect, sort, and recycle plastic bottles.

ST. CROIX — Students at four schools on St. Croix are learning the importance of recycling thanks to a grassroots mentorship program.

Diane Brooks and her husband, Gary, launched a pilot program at Pearl B. Larsen K-8 school earlier this year, and have since added Arthur A. Richards K-8, Eulalie E. Rivera K-8 and Claude O. Markoe Elementary School.

— Contact Brandy Brookes at 340-714-9131 or email