NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses, today announced the schools selected for the 2012 Green Schools program, which awards schools grant money for unique student projects that will green their classrooms and communities. From now until March 15, 2012, members are encouraged to donate Recyclebank points to any school participating in the program to help meet target funding for schools' green projects.
Schools across the country submitted green project proposals to Recyclebank in order to participate in the Green Schools program. Recyclebank members can donate their points to help fund the schools' projects, learn about their project ideas and track their progress by visiting www.Recyclebank.com/greenschoolsprogram. Recyclebank will match member point donations dollar-for-dollar at the conclusion of the donation period.
"At Recyclebank, we believe that the next generation holds the keys to creating a more sustainable future for our planet. With our Green Schools program, we are empowering students to make their eco-innovations a reality, and also encouraging the entire community to get involved," said Jonathan K. Hsu, chief executive officer at Recyclebank. "Whether by planting a community garden, starting a school-wide recycling program or teaching their community about the collective impact of seemingly small green actions, these students and teachers are poised to make an enormous impact. We're thrilled to support these efforts, and offer the opportunity for all our members to give back, too."
Recyclebank has partnered with nonprofit organizations NatureBridge and the Alliance for Climate Education to aid Green Schools with resources they need to educate teachers and students on sustainability issues. Schools will receive an informational worksheet on how to conduct a waste assessment from NatureBridge's MyGarbology.org, an online game and resource center that answers the question, "where should my waste go?" ACE will educate students about the science behind climate change by providing helpful tips and information for classrooms participating in the Green Schools program.
Since 2007, Recyclebank's Green Schools program has granted close to $350,000 to more than 100 schools across the country. Green projects implemented by schools in past years have expanded the collection of recyclables, developed compost programs, reduced diesel fuel usage by implementing environmentally-friendly practices to care for a local orchard, and even built a natural garden and bird habitat.
For more details on the Recyclebank Green Schools program, visit www.Recyclebank.com/greenschoolsprogram. To view a list of all participating schools and their green projects, visit http://www.recyclebank.com/contest/index/. To get involved and start earning points for everyday green actions, visit www.recyclebank.com and sign up for a free membership.
Recyclebank® is the leading environmental social platform that realizes the collective impact of individual action. Through its digital offerings and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank incentivizes green actions with points that can be redeemed for discounts and rewards. By educating, engaging and empowering its community online and offline, Recyclebank aims to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle by increasing household recycling, reducing household energy usage and motivating individuals and communities to take environmentally preferred actions. 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.
Kathleen Stuart | Bateman Group for Recyclebank
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