Nettleton EAST Helps Raise Awareness About the Importance of Recycling


Nettleton EAST Helps Raise Awareness About the Importance of Recycling
12/10/2009 9:22:57 AM

Students meet with Jonesboro mayor to request America Recycles Day proclamation.

America Recycles Day, November 15, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. Celebrating its 12th year, it has grown to include millions of Americans pledging to increase their recycling habits at home and work and to buy products made with recycled materials.


Our community is very fortunate to have a curbside recycling program available to all local residents. Nettleton EAST and Science Clubs students joined together to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and the steps to recycle in Jonesboro. Students Mary, EAST Recycling project manager; Mary, Science Club representative; and Cameron, Junior High EAST student, contacted Mayor Harold Perrin to request that he proclaim November 15,2009, America Recycles Day in Jonesboro, Arkansas.


Mayor Perrin invited the students to City Hall to present their idea. The students asked for the Mayor's support in declaring November 15th America Recycles Day for Jonesboro, Arkansas. The proclamation encouraged all citizens to act upon the theme, "It All Comes Back To You," by helping to ensure a safe and healthy environment and an improved quality of life for present and future generations. Mary stated, "I felt that Mayor Perrin signing the proclamation was a huge step forward in our recycling program. It showed that we had the support from our community leaders, and it was a chance to broaden our message of recycling."


Nettleton EAST and Science Club students distributed blue bags and information sheets about Jonesboro's curbside recycling program at various locations around the city on Friday, November 13th. As part of the week-long activities, they also provided blue bags and information at the basketball game and collected discarded cell phones to be taken to Suddenlink Communications for recycling.


Sandra Taylor
Nettleton High School
Environmental and Spatial Technology


Junior high school student (9th grader) Tyshetta












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