America Recycles Day
ARD 2012 Registration Open
Word of mouth is a powerful force.
One of the biggest barriers to recycling for individuals is knowing what is recycled in their community. On America Recycles Day, local event organizers like you overcome this barrier by hosting events that inform and educate millions of people on this topic.
Please consider organizing an America Recycles Day event -- on or around November 15.
Keep America Beautiful has created materials for event organizers to promote recycling awareness, commitment and action in your community. In addition to a downloadable “Go-to-Guide” to make it easy for you to organize a local event to get the word out, also available are free America Recycles Day banners, bookmarks, buttons, pencils, pledge cards and posters on a first-registered, first serve basis.
To set up an account and register your America Recycles Day 2012 event go to: http://events.kab.org After setting up your account, hit the register button and you will be taken to the registration site: http://events.kab.org/events/ard2012/register/
RecycleBowl 2012 Schools Competition Registration Now Open
KAB Program Compliments America Recycles Day and Offers Prizes!
RecycleBowl is a fun, fair and friendly competition among grade schools in the US; the program is in its 2nd year and is associated with America Recycles Day, both being Keep America Beautiful programs. The competition awards cash prizes and bragging rights plus providing teaching moments, and engaging students in taking action in recycling. Public, private and charter schools are eligible; in 2012, the competition includes bottles, cans and paper and lasts for 4 weeks from October 15-November 9. The culmination is on November 15th and reports are due back on December 10th; registration and reporting are all done online via the Re-TRAC system with full instructions provide on the website. The first 1000 schools that register get the coordinator toolkit, so time is of the essence in getting the word out to educators to register early: http://recycle-bowl.org . Registration is now open and must be accomplished by October 9th.
If no system of weighing materials is available, conversion factors (volume to weight) will be provided for schools to use in reporting pounds/tons. Winners will be determined based on a per capita basis, so the school population (students and teachers) will need to be provided. One winning school per state will receive a $1000 prize, and the national winning school will receive a prize valued at $2500. All winners will be announced in February 2013. So, notify your schools and school systems to get them started registering; we want Georgia schools to be well represented and to win!!! The Race is On!