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.

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