April 27th RecycleFest with Buffalo Recycling Alliance at Community Charter School
This year for Global Youth Service Day, students from schools and colleges across Buffalo will be engaging in service projects that promote recycling. Students from the Buffalo City School District and area charter schools are working with the Buffalo Recycling Alliance to plan activities to raise public awareness and increase the number of businesses, organizations, and households that recycle paper, plastic, metal, and glass.
Any youth group or school can get involved by organizing a project and registering it on the Global Youth Service Day website www.GYSD.org.
Examples of potential projects include:
• creating or improving recycling programs in schools,
• helping to organize a recycling event,
• collecting and sharing data on how different organizations and businesses are recycling,
• organizing a letter writing campaign to raise public support for recycling.
A coalition of youth from Buffalo Schools is organizing a RecycleFest on Saturday April 27, 2013 to be held at Community Charter School. The event will be a celebration of youth service and recycling. The event will include:
- carnival games and entertainment with a recycling theme;
- collection of electronic waste and other hard-to-recycle items at the site;
- appearances by local dignitaries and recycling experts;
- a competition for the best student-created educational displays on recycling.
- There will also be teams of students and volunteers going out into the surrounding neighborhood to educate residents and businesses about recycling.
This is an opportunity for youth to use their skills and talents to give back to Buffalo and for our community to celebrate youth and recognize them for making Buffalo a better place to live.
For more information, please contact Kyla Jaquish at Kyla@ppgbuffalo.org or 716-852-4191 ext 115.
Visit the WNY Volunteer site for more information and to sign up to become a volunteer!