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City of Rochester Hills and Recyclebank Hosted Green Schools Program Check Ceremony Event

Recyclebank and Mayor Barnett presented a grant to Brooklands Elementary School for creating an outdoor learning center

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Press Release
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:30pm

(3BL Media) Rochester Hills - April 12, 2012 - The City of Rochester Hills announced that Brooklands Elementary School has received a grant from the Recyclebank Green Schools program, which awards schools grant money for unique student projects that will green their classrooms and communities. A representative from Recyclebank presented the school with a check to fund its green school project, an outdoor learning center. The ceremony was held at Brooklands Elementary School and included remarks by Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills and Angie Tobias, Recyclebank Account Manager.

Photo caption:  Left to right: Lynn Roll, Brooklands teacher and her 2nd grade class, Tracy Gruber, PTA President, Angie Tobias, Recyclebank Account Manager and Mayor Barnett.


 Speakers included:
- Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills
- Angie Tobias, Recyclebank Account Manager
- Lynn Roll, Brooklands Elementary 2nd Grade Teacher
- Tracy Gruber, PTA President


Check presentation ceremony hosted by the City of Rochester Hills and Recyclebank, presenting Brooklands Elementary  School  with a check of $5,000 for their participation in the Green Schools program. The Brooklands PTA and staff plan to convert an outdated playground into an outdoor learning center. This area will feature a planting area, a composting area, an educational area with benches for outdoor lessons and experiments, a weather station to monitor weather conditions, walkways, and decorative features made from recycled items.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10 a.m.
Brooklands Elementary
490 E. Auburn Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248) 726 - 3400


Schools across the country submitted green project proposals to Recyclebank in order to participate in the Green Schools program. Recyclebank members donated their points to help fund the schools’ projects, and Recyclebank matched member point donations dollar-for-dollar. A critical program partner is Coca-Cola Live Positively, who helped schools across the U.S. meet their target grant goal and make their green project ideas a reality.

Recyclebank’s rewards-for-recycling program rewards Rochester Hills residents with points which can be redeemed for discounts and deals from more than 3,000 businesses in categories ranging from food and beverage to health and beauty, restaurants, entertainment, sports and recreation, apparel, automotive, electronics and more.

To learn more about the Recyclebank Green Schools program, visit



Recyclebank helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 3,000 local and national businesses. Through its online platform and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank is empowering individuals to make a collective impact on the environment by increasing household recycling, reducing household energy usage and taking other environmentally-preferred actions. A Certified B Corporation, Recyclebank has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme and for Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit



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