PRESS RELEASE: PHILADELPHIA RECYCLING REWARDS PROGRAM PROVIDES PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN FUNDS THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS
Now Accepting Applications
Philadelphia – The Streets Department announces an opportunity for Philadelphia schools to earn funds. The Green Schools Program is associated with the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Program - a partnership between the Streets Department and Recyclebank that allows residents with City-provided recycling collection to earn points for the amount they recycle and reduce trash. The Recyclebank Green Schools Program, awards environmental project grants up to $2,500 to Philadelphia schools, grades K-12. Schools accepted into the Green Schools Program earn money based on Recyclebank point donations made to their project—thereby turning a community’s green actions into funds for a local school.
Schools accepted into the program must encourage teachers, parents, friends and community members to donate their Recycling Rewards points to raise the amount of points needed to meet the grant goal. The 2012-13 grant application is live and ready for download at www.Recyclebank.com/aboutgreenschools.
The application period closes December 3, 2012.
The program is designed to empower youth to become green heroes and make a positive green impact in their communities. Schools can create their own innovative Green Plans from one of five categories:
• Land Beautification and Cultivation
• Recycling Education and Practice
• Natural Resource Preservation and Management
• Eco-conscious Food Supply and Waste Management
• Other (create a new and innovative eco-conscious program)
To learn more about the program, visit www.Recyclebank.com/aboutgreenschools
*Recyclebank reserves the right at any time during the program to change or modify the value per point for the Green Schools Program.
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