Calling All Recyclers! America Recycles Day 2011 Announces Open Registration for Local Events

Oct 03, 2011, 13:42 ET from Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

-- Join the national celebration of American recycling by hosting a local event. Get free resources! --

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America Recycles Day, recognized annually on November 15, celebrates the successes of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – all throughout the year. America Recycles Day is a national initiative of nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB).

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Online registration is now open at http://AmericaRecyclesDay.org for local organizers to schedule events in their communities and gain access to valuable resources such as best practices guides, posters (on recycled paper), banners (made from recycled plastic bottles), pencils (made from recycled newspaper), buttons (made from recycled aluminum), and much more. Access to these collateral materials and/or downloadable resources are available to any organization ranging from state and municipal governments to local "green teams" or scouting troops.  Many collateral materials are offered "first-come, first served," so early registrations are highly encouraged. Events can be scheduled any time during the month of November, but should be held as close to November 15th as possible.

New opportunities for high profile events are being offered for 2011. For the first time ever, in partnership with KAB, Walmart locations nationwide are inviting local organizers to hold America Recycles Day educational tabletop events at their stores on Saturday, November 12. If you are looking for a high-traffic location for a recycling awareness event, this is a great opportunity. Details on holding events at Walmart stores are available to registrants as part of the organizers' "Go-to Guide."

Additionally, KAB has joined forces with the College and University Recycling Coalition to produce new resources and guidelines for hosting America Recycles Day events at NCAA football games and tailgating events in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Game Day Challenge" initiative. More information on this program can be found at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.

Many more opportunities are becoming available and will be announced soon, so stay tuned and be sure to bookmark http://AmericaRecyclesDay.org. And be sure to "Like" our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/AmericaRecyclesDay for all the latest. We look forward to seeing the results of your local events!

America's leading companies are proud to make America Recycles Day possible. See a full list of our sponsors, partners and supporters at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.

About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of over 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community's environment. To learn more, visit www.kab.org.

CONTACTS
Robert Wallace / Brenda Pulley
Tel: 203.659.3016, 202.688.0603
Email: rwallace@kab.org / bpulley@kab.org
Web site: www.kab.org

SOURCE Keep America Beautiful, Inc.



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