Category : Beautification
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Community Education Initiative site Doyle Ryder Elementary School Wins $5,000 in Keep Genesee County Beautiful Recycling Contest
FLINT, Michigan – Doyle Ryder Elementary School turned trash into treasure during Keep Genesee County Beautiful’s 7th annual Recycle-Bowl competition. KGCB collaborated with Flint’s Community Education Initiative, coordinated by the Crim Fitness Foundation in partnership with the Flint Community Schools to host the contest. Through Recycle-Bowl Flint schools recycled more than 10,500 pounds of trash!
As part of a national campaign to increase recycling in schools, Flint Community Schools competed against one another to recycle the most materials and win up to $5,000, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Walmart Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, the PepsiCo Foundation and Nestlé Waters North America.
Doyle Ryder came in first place with 10,596.53 pounds of recycling. Brownell STEM Academy earned second place with 2,074.95 pounds of recycling and won $3,000. Freeman Elementary came in third place with 2,038.37 pounds and received a prize of $1,500.
“Recycle-Bowl provided Flint students with ‘teachable moments’ about the benefits of recycling, while inspiring them, their teachers and school administrators to recycle more,” said Holly Shaker, Recycling Education Coordinator of Keep Genesee County Beautiful. “The competition served as a fun, friendly way for Flint students to learn and recycle more.”
Recycle-Bowl participants tracked how much material (cardboard, empty water bottles and paper) they collected during a four-week timeframe. The competition was part of an overall recycling awareness and education program coordinated by Keep America Beautiful and Keep Genesee County Beautiful.
“Through participation in Recycle-Bowl and America Recycles Day, the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to celebrating recycling in the U.S., Keep America Beautiful is helping communities spotlight recycling on a local level by educating students and community members on how and what to recycle,” said Keep America Beautiful Senior Vice President/Recycling Brenda Pulley.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, we strive to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is our cornerstone. We empower generations of community stewards to deliver measurable environmental, economic and social benefits. The organization is driven by more than 600 state and local Affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities and government officials. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.
About Keep Genesee County Beautiful
Keep Genesee County Beautiful encourages, educates and engages residents in creating beautiful, clean, sustainable neighborhoods, parks and open spaces throughout the City of Flint and Genesee County. Our goal is to improve communities, their environment and quality of life, by cultivating personal responsibility in our citizens, with recycling being an essential part of that goal. Keep Genesee County Beautiful became Michigan’s first affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in April 2004, has received the prestigious national President’s Circle Award for 13 consecutive years and received Keep America Beautiful’s 2016 National Innovation Award. In January 2016, KGCB became an official program of Genesee County Parks. Please join us on Facebook, Twitter and at kgcb.net.
About Flint’s Community Education Initiative
The Community Education Initiative, with more than 70 community partners, is a district-wide strategy coordinated by the Crim Fitness Foundation to establish public schools as neighborhood hubs, helping to create stronger families, healthier neighborhoods, higher performing schools and higher rates of student academic achievement and success.
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