JorgeSurrounded by classmates from the Red Bank Middle School and watched by a standing-room audience, fifth-grader Jorge Banavides introduces a slide show about the threats of global warming at last night’s borough council meeting.

Eighth-grader Samantha Riordan also made a presentation on the topic.

The council also acknowledged the kindergarten class at the Red Bank Charter School for coming up with a slogan — ‘When You Pack, Use a Sack’ — to promote a new borough law regarding plastic shopping bags.

The motto will appear on doorknob hangtags that borough children will distribute to every home and business in town during the week of May 19 to encourage the replacement of disposable bags with reusable ones. Katelyn Guarino, a charter school eighth-grader, created a logo for the hangers that shows the planet Earth snuggled in a reusable cloth shopping bag.