At the beginning of my freshmen year, I decided that my high school needed to jump onboard the movement to institute recycling programs at schools. Through a lot of hard work and determination to get the program going, it was finally adopted in March 2007. The biggest challenges of starting recycling were monetary matters, disfavor, and communication. There were some people who didn't believe recycling would make a big impact on the environment. When those people found out how much paper we saved from entering our dumpster, they were definitely surprised how much recycling was going to waste. The persons who were concerned with monetary matters soon realized that recycling saves the school money, because our waste pick-up is priced by the pound. Communication is key to getting any program up and running, but especially one that requires so much thinking through. Lots of time was spent running around and searching for contacts and personnel.The effects of our recycling program are numerous. The environment has been relieved of yet another endangerment and the people who volunteer to do the recycling get a feeling of gratitude when they realize the impact they're helping to make on our society. The school also is able to put recycling on their accreditation that's coming up. The feeling of spreading so much awareness about recycling and actually <b>doing</b> something about it is phenomenal.