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06/06/2017
Mayor Kenney To Announce Green Grants for 14 Local Schools

WHAT:  Mayor Jim Kenney will preside at the annual Recyclebank Green Schools Check Presentation, honoring 14 Philadelphia public schools that successfully raised $29,084.  The grant money will be used toward the individual green projects developed by each school.

WHO:  Jim Kenney, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, Carlton Williams, Philadelphia Streets Department Commissioner, Paul Winn, Recyclebank Executive Vice President and General Manager

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 12pm
 
WHERE:  E.M. Stanton School Garden, 1515 Christian Street  (15th and Christian Sts.)

BACKGROUND:  Each year since 2010, the Recyclebank Green Schools Program in Philadelphia has enabled residents to support their local schools' unique and creative environmental projects designed to positively affect students, educators and communities by donating points collected through Recyclebank, and converting these points into real dollars - up to $2500 per school. The program is an initiative of Recyclebank®, (www.recyclebank.com), the education and incentives behavior change platform focused on waste. Recyclebank is the City’s partner in its Recycling Rewards Program, which allows residents with City-provided recycling collection to earn points for the amount they recycle and reduce trash.