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Philadelphia Celebrates America Recycles Day 2010

Written by RecycleBank
Published: November 13, 2010

Holds Recycling Awareness Rally at Antonia Pantoja Charter School
PHILADELPHIA (Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010) — Mayor Michael A. Nutter joins city officials to celebrate America Recycles Day at a community event at Antonia Pantoja Charter School in lower northeast Philadelphia. The community event galvanized area residents to recycle, commemorate the continued successes of the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program—which finished citywide deployment this summer—and encourage residents to sign up with Recyclebank®. Founded by Keep America Beautiful in 1997, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.
“America Recycles Day is the perfect time to remind our residents of a few very important things,” Mayor Nutter said. “Now that the entire city is Recycling Rewards-ready, we can motivate everyone to not only recycle, but to recycle right and to let the savings begin.”
Recyclebank, the leading green rewards program, powers the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program. Recyclebank motivates people to take greener actions, like recycling, by rewarding them with points. These points can be redeemed at Recyclebank.com for rewards from local and national retailers, restaurants, grocers, and more. Philadelphia Recycling Rewards is a true partnership between the City of Philadelphia, the Streets Department and Recyclebank.
The event will showcase Antonia Pantoja Charter School, one of the five local schools accepted in Recyclebank’s Green Schools Program this semester. The Recyclebank Green Schools Program is an environmental grant program designed to educate and motivate children and teachers to live a greener lifestyle. Antonia Pantoja Charter School—along with Germantown Friends School, W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences, Springside School, and Wissahickon Charter School—developed an environmental program that uses monies raised from Recyclebank point donations.
“Antonia Pantoja Charter School is proud to host Philadelphia’s America Recycles Day celebration and the successful launching of the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program in the lower northeast,” ASPIRA Schools Chief Academic Officer Evelyn Nuñez said. “We are particularly excited to be a Recyclebank’s Green Schools Program school and look forward to working with our students’ parents to engage our students in active recycling, both at school and at home. We hope that our parents will help their children successfully complete the proposed Green Schools project by donating their Recyclebank Points.”
Now through January 17, 2011, Green Schools Program participants are eligible to receive Recyclebank Points from residents in the community who choose to donate their Recyclebank Points to help the school achieve their goal. To donate points, click on the Green Schools Program tab under Get Rewards at www.Recyclebank.com.
“Recyclebank gives back to the local communities in which we serve and the Green Schools Program is cornerstone of the rewards program and a true commitment to social responsibility. We’re proud to give local schools the opportunity to continually raise awareness of recycling and sustainability on the grassroots level,” said Recyclebank CEO Jonathon Hsu. “The success of our Green Schools Program in our communities across the country indicates that the health and sustainability of the planet is an important and powerful educational topic for teachers and administrators.”
The celebration will include a rally to support Philadelphia’s UnLitter Us campaign, free recycling bins from The Coca-Cola Company®, and other giveaways. Attendees can also sign up with the Recycling Rewards Program. Refreshments will be provided by The Coca-Cola Company®, Clif Bar®, Pizza Fina, and The Fresh Grocer. The Centro Musical Company will entertain guests and the Antonia Pantoja Charter School will raffle a computer to parents that come and sign up for the program. Officials attending include Mayor Nutter, Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler; Commissioner Clarena I. Tolson, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Executive Director Phoebe Cole, and Recyclebank CEO Jonathan Hsu.
For more information about Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Program, and to sign-up for a rewards account, please visit www.PhillyRecyclingPAYS.com or call the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Customer Affairs Unit at 1-888-769-7960.
Philadelphia Celebrates America Recycles Day
Antonia Pantoja Charter School
4101 N. America Street
Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010
11am to 1pm
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Recyclebank® motivates consumers and communities to take positive environmental actions that lead to a more sustainable future. Through its curbside recycling program and digital platform, Recyclebank incentivizes environmentally preferable behaviors with points that can be redeemed for discounts and rewards from participating local and national business partners. Through brand partnerships, consumer education and innovation, the company is helping to create a culture that encourages more sustainable consumption by increasing household recycling, reducing household energy usage and landfill diversion. Recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environmental Programme, and for Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.Recyclebank.com.

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