Maritime Academy of Toledo Receives a Grant from Recyclebank and Coca-Cola Live Positively for Green Schools Program

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Maritime Academy of Toledo Receives a Grant from Recyclebank and Coca-Cola Live Positively for Green Schools Program

Recyclebank presented Maritime Academy with a check to fund its green project
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 11:50am

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(3BL Media) Toledo, OH - May 1, 2012 - Recyclebank® announced that the Maritime Academy of Toledo has 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 Recyclebank presented the Maritime Academy with a check on April 30, 2012 to fund its green school project, an organic garden. The ceremony was held at the school.

Photo caption: Duane Maladecki from Recyclebank presents Renee Marazon, Superintendent from The Maritime Academy of Toledo, and cadets with a check on behalf of the Recyclebank Green Schools program and Coca-Cola Live Positively. 

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.

It is associated with the My Republic Rewards, powered by Recyclebank program  -- a partnership between the City of Toledo, Republic Services and Recyclebank that allows residents with City-provided recycling collection to earn points for the amount they recycle and reduce trash.

Who:                      

Speakers included:

- Ms. Renee Marazon, Superintendent, The Maritime Academy of Toledo

- Duane Maladecki, Recyclebank account manager                    

What: 

Check presentation ceremony was hosted on April 30, 2012 by the City of Toledo, Republic Services and Recyclebank.  The Maritime Academy was presented with a check of $2,500 for their participation in the Recyclebank Green Schools program. The Academy’s ‘Go Green Inside-Out’ project is to build an herb, vegetable, and fruit garden and recycling (food scraps) system.  Plan includes production of rain gardens, water landscaping, native plants, butterfly gardens, bird feeders, and herb, fruit, vegetable, and compost gardens.

Where:                   

The Maritime Academy of Toledo

803 Water St.

Toledo, OH

When:                   

April 30, 2012

               

Republic Services (NYSE:RSG), the private waste collection provider for the City of Toledo, operates the My Republic Rewards, powered by Recyclebank® program, which rewards participating Toledo residences for recycling.  Residents earn points for recycling 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
To learn more about My Republic Rewards, visit www.myrepublicrewards.com/

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.                                        

About Republic Services

Republic Services, Inc. provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company’s various operating units, including collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills, are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. For more information, visit the Republic Services website at www.republicservices.com.

 

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Keywords: Environment | Events, Media & Communications | Responsible Production & Consumption | Social Impact & Volunteering

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CONTENT: Press Release