New York State Assemblywoman Donna A. Lupardo shakes a pom-pom made of recycled plastic grocery bags as she visits the poster session  of the Go-Green Institute, which features local middle-school students who excel in math and science, at the Lecture Hall on July 22. Campers Christopher King, 13, left, of West Middle School in Binghamton; Maitri Mangal, 12, center, of Union-Endicott Middle School; McGinnis Miller, 12, of Maine-Endwell Middle School; and Yvonne Raychawdhuri, 13 of Vestal Middle School (not pictured), experimented on which plastic bags were best for the environment.

New York State Assemblywoman Donna A. Lupardo shakes a pom-pom made of recycled plastic grocery bags as she visits the poster session of the Go-Green Institute, which features local middle-school students who excel in math and science, at the Lecture Hall on July 22. Campers Christopher King, 13, left, of West Middle School in Binghamton; Maitri Mangal, 12, center, of Union-Endicott Middle School; McGinnis Miller, 12, of Maine-Endwell Middle School; and Yvonne Raychawdhuri, 13 of Vestal Middle School (not pictured), experimented on which plastic bags were best for the environment.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen