Calling all Arkansas Colleges and Universities for RecycleMania 2017
The 2017 RecycleMania Tournament is right around the corner, and the Arkansas Recycling Coalition encourages all colleges and universities in Arkansas to get involved! Throughout February and March of 2017, campuses across the country will be rallying students and staff to step up their recycling game and reduce waste as part of this friendly competition. Registration closes February 3, so register now! Join the Arkansas number of colleges, including the University of Arkansas and the University of the Ozarks who have all already signed up for the 2017 competition. Visit www.recyclemania.org to get full details, including competition dates, and to sign-up for a series of orientation webinars to help campus coordinators get ready for the start of the competition. While they’re at it, coordinators can also add their school to list of schools signed-up for 2017. Local government and organizations are encouraged to pass the word onto local colleges that aren’t yet on the participation list.
The Arkansas Recycling Coalition
Governor Hutchinson has issued a proclamation that officially names today, Nov. 15, as America Recycles Day in Arkansas.
In his proclamation the Governor wrote, “Although there has been a significant increase in the amount of recycling in Arkansas to date, we must also continue to focus on other initiatives such as waste reduction, composting, the reuse of products and materials, and purchasing recycled products.”
America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is celebrated on Nov. 15. Each year, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) promotes America Recycles Day in Arkansas. This nationally recognized day is dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling.
In honor of this day, people all over the nation are encouraged to take the “I Recycle” pledge at AmericaRecyclesDay.org. In addition to taking the pledge, many will host recycling events, participate in existing events or get involved by showing their support on social media.
Each year November 15 is recognized as America Recycles Day – a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. ARD reminds us that we can each do our part to reduce, reuse, recycle and buy recycled products. This is an opportunity have fun while promoting these ideas in your office and at home! America Recycles Day events are not limited to 11/15 so consider doing something fun in your office anytime. Here are some ideas:
The Coca-Cola/KAB Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program is accepting applications online through March 3. This grant provides durable recycling bins to government agencies, civic organizations, schools and nonprofit groups. Visit www.bingrant.org for information about the bin styles being offered and a link to the application.
The Arkansas Recycling Coalition is holding a contest for a Theme for the 25thAnnual ARC Recycling and Sustainability Conference. In years past the ARC Board of Directors selected the Theme, but this year we are opening it up to all ARC members. The winning Theme will be used in the 2015 conference program and throughout the entire conference. To make it even more exciting the winner of the Theme selected will receive a full 2015 conference registration. To participate we need your recommended Theme by January 10.
Mail nomination(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the ARC office at 866-290-1429.
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