Twin Falls’ Lincoln Elementary Receives a Grant from Recyclebank and Coca-Cola Live Positively for Green Schools Program

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Twin Falls’ Lincoln Elementary Receives a Grant from Recyclebank and Coca-Cola Live Positively for Green Schools Program

Twin Falls presented Lincoln Elementary with a check to fund its green project at a ceremony tomorrow
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Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 11:30pm

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(3BL Media) Twin Falls, ID - April 19, 2012 - The City of Twin Falls announced that Lincoln Elementary reached its fundraising goal and 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. Representatives from program partners including Greg Lanting, Mayor of Twin Falls, Josh Brown and Les Reitz, PSI-Waste Connections, and Recyclebank presented the school with a check to fund its green school project, a school garden. The ceremony was held at Lincoln Elementary.

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.

Photo caption:  Beth Olmstead, Principal of Lincoln Elementary, accepts check from Jaime Staples of Recyclebank for Lincoln’s participation in the Recyclebank Green Schools Program.  

Details of the check ceremony event:

Who:  

Attendees included:

  • Greg Lanting, Mayor of Twin Falls
  • Josh Brown and Les Reitz from PSI-Waste Connections
  • Beth Olmstead and Beth Pendergrass, Lincoln Elementary
  • Jamie Staples, Recyclebank

What:

Check presentation ceremony on April 18, 2012, 11:30am hosted by City of Twin Falls, PSI and Recyclebank, presented Lincoln     Elementary with a check of $2,500 for their participation in the Recyclebank Green Schools program. Lincoln will use its grant to plant a school garden in an area of the school that has some unused space and is protected from unwanted visitors. They’ll create a composting system and also build a greenhouse, with irrigation, that will allow students to learn about planting, composting and starting seedlings. This project will use lunchroom scraps by turning them into compost. There will be garden parties throughout the growing season. Lincoln will make compost available for neighbors who want to start their own gardens, and students will be encouraged to adopt a neighbor and assist them in tilling and planting in the spring.

Where:

      Lincoln Elementary

      11:30am MT, April 18, 2012

Recyclebank’s rewards-for-recycling program rewards Twin Falls 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 www.Recyclebank.com/greenschoolsprogram

ABOUT RECYCLEBANK

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 www.Recyclebank.com.

 

Contact

Randi Desiderio
Recyclebank
Elissa Ehrlich
+1 (347) 230-6640
Bateman Group for Recyclebank
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