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America Recycles Day to be held on November 13th in Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

Come on out and celebrate America Recycles Day on Saturday, Nov. 13th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at Lowes Home Improvement in Lowes Plaza. Bring a recyclable can or plastic bottle and be entered in a drawing for a flat screen television. There will be food, drinks games and activities for all ages, including a free how to compost class.

This event is supported by the city and county as well as Bridgestone-Metalpha, Hemlock Semiconductor, L.L.C, Planters Bank, Trane Industries, and Bi-County Solid Waste Management – all part of the community’s new Green Certification Initiative.

Editor’s Note: America Recycles Day is generally celebrated on November 15th.

About America Recycles Day

America Recycles DaySince 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. One day to inform and educate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.

Event organizers will proudly declare “I Recycle. Do you?” at events throughout November, designed to educate, motivate and inspire individuals to recycle more while encouraging their friends and families to do the same. People around the country are uniting around the practice of recycling; America Recycles Day 2009 featured 750 registered organizations conducting 2,375 events that involved 7,700 participating groups.

America’s leading companies and organizations support recycling through sponsorships and partnerships with America Recycles Day 2010: American Chemistry Council, Anheuser-Busch, Earth911.com,  Disney’s Friends for Change, Naked Juice, Nestlé Waters North America, PepsiCo and Waste Management. Partners include: Glass Packaging Institute, Soles 4 Souls, Solid Waste Association of North America and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In addition to financial and in-kind support, many ARD sponsors and partners are planning creative programs throughout the country.

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 environments. To join America Recycles Day, visit www.americarecyclesday.org. To learn more about Keep America Beautiful, visit www.kab.org.


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