Students launch recycle roundup campaign

  • Oct. 12, 2016 7:54 p.m.

The Alberta Recycling Management Authorities is offering a special fundraising opportunity for schools to encourage people to bring in their old, unwanted electronics for recycling and not only help keep the environment safer and healthier, but raise funds for schools.By getting the entire City involved, the Red Deer Public School District hopes to make a real difference.

While tremendous progress has been made on electronic recycling, the amount of electronics recycled has leveled off in recent years. This program is geared to raise awareness and increase the amount of recycling taking place, officials have said.

Students from Environment Clubs in Red Deer Public Schools have teamed up with Recycle Logic for the initiative.

Proceeds from the recycling roundup will support activities of local Environment Clubs but also support the establishment of a new Equity Fund which supports our district’s priority for equity. These Equity Fund would be accessed by students whose personal situation and circumstances limits them in achieving their educational potential. Both of these projects are win-win solutions and we hope to raise as much money as possible through the roundup.

Recyclable items can be dropped off at Lindsay Thurber High School or Hunting Hills High School from Oct. 15th-22nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

– Fawcett

Just Posted

Red Deer County team honoured for aid in Waterton Fires

Red Deer County Protective Services a huge help to RCMP

Two arrested at Red Deer Rebels hockey game

Red Deer woman charged for allegedly striking police officer

WATCH: Helping those less fortunate at Christmas

Red Deer comes together to spread joy at Christmas Wish Breakfast

WATCH: Red Deerians come together to ‘light the night’

Traditional Red Deer Lights the Night sees thousands

WATCH: Red Deerians come together to ‘light the night’

Traditional Red Deer Lights the Night sees thousands

B.C. reporter reflects on covering Charles Manson

Charles Manson, leader of a murderous cult, died on Sunday at 83

Nebraska approves TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska’s Public Service Commission approved TransCanada’s Keystone XL route in a close vote

Forecast calls for a snowy Canadian winter

Canadians told to brace for a ‘classic’ Canadian winter with lots of snow

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating their platinum wedding anniversary

Charles Manson, leader of murderous ’60s cult, dead at 83

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

VIDEO: The Last Jedi is going to be the longest ‘Star Wars’ movie yet

Newest movie in the franchise will beat Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Apology to Canadians persecuted for being gay coming Nov. 28: Trudeau

Thousands were fired from the military, RCMP and public service because of their sexual orientation

Dead boy’s father posts Facebook response after Appeal Court upholds conviction

David, Collet Stephan were found guilty in their son Ezekiel’s 2012 death from bacterial meningitis

Most Read