Hopefully the concept of "America Recycles Day" doesn't need a great deal of explanation for Earth to Philly readers, other than the fact that it's November 15th and has been going on since 1997. Here in Philly the signal event for this year's observance, though, will be tomorrow at the Antonia Pantoja Charter School, one of the five local schools accepted in this year’s RecycleBank Green Schools Program, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..
Mayor Nutter will host a presentation recognizing the schools as well as a rally to support Philadelphia’s UnLitter Us campaign. There will be free recycling bins, free give-aways and, yes, free refreshments!
Meanwhile, RecycleBank has teamed with "Procter & Gamble Future Friendly" to create “Learn and Earn,” allowing consumers to earn RecycleBank Points for learning about ways to become better stewards of the environment. Here's the organization's description:
With the Learn and Earn educational initiative – the first of its kind for RecycleBank and P&G – RecycleBank is working to build a movement that motivates and educates individuals to take actions that have a positive environmental impact. Learn and Earn offers simple tips for engaging in greener actions like saving energy and water or reducing waste along with a short quiz, and a reward of 25 RecycleBank Points. Knowing how to take the right “green” steps can have a massive impact on our planet.