Use Your Recyclebank Points to Help 2 School Projects in Rochester Hills
Grants from the city's recycling incentive program will allow residents to donate their points.
Update: With one week to go, as of Sunday, March 10, Long Meadow Elementary's fundraising goal has been achieved; University Hills has $302 to go. Residents can donate through March 15.
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Plans for environmental programs at two Rochester Hills elementary schools will benefit from residents' recycling efforts in the next two months.
Long Meadow and University Hills elementary schools have been awarded grants from Recyclebank, the city's recycling incentive program. Residents can donate their accumulated recycling "points" to either of the schools through March 15; Recyclebank will give the schools $1 for every 250 points donated — up to $2,500. Part of the money will be matched by a Domtar, a national paper company.
Long Meadow plans to use the funds to purchase a recycling center for the school and put recycling containers in each classroom. University Hills plans to use the funds to help build an outdoor classroom.
Nationwide, hundreds of schools applied for the grants; 27 schools were selected. The two Rochester Hills schools were the only Michigan schools selected. See the full list here.
"If you are wondering if you will ever use your points, and if you want to do something good for the community, these two schools would certainly appreciate those donations," said Mayor Bryan Barnett.
Last year, Brooklands Elementary School benefited from a Recyclebank grant; they planned to use the $5,000 they received for an outdoor classroom project.
How to donate
- Go to www.recyclebank.com
- Sign into your account
- Click the "About Us" tab at the top, then choose "Green Schools"
- Click "View projects and donate"; scroll down and select Long Meadow Elementary or University Hills Elementary
- Put the points you want to donate in the small box at the left and click donate