Recycling Rewards

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) recently received a $35,000 donation from Bank of America to help boost the district’s recycling efforts.
During summer break, custodians affixed recycling informational labels next to new recycling bins in each of the 186 schools within the district. The labels are a simple measure that will greatly increase recycling efforts by making it easier for students and faculty to understand what can and cannot go into a bin. “Our students, teachers and custodians are motivated to do the right thing, but we can help them recycle by clearly displaying what should be dropped in the blue bins,” says Jennifer Fowler, director of OCPS Environmental Compliance and Sustainability.
Recycling not only benefits the environment but saves money for schools as well. Last year, OCPS save more than $200,000 because of recycling.
“Bank of America understands we’re better when we’re connected,” says Jodie Hardman, market manager for business enterprise & community engagement. “We’re pleased to help make this connection between sustainability and increased funding for our schools. Either way, it helps our children.”


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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