Mayor Byron W. Brown today presented Eighth Grade students at Buffalo Public School 91, BUILD Academy, with Certificates of Achievement for showing the city of Buffalo that recycling can be creative and fun! As part of an art and technology class this past semester, the students built a Recycle Home from recycled materials and documented the entire project, from start to finish, on video.

“Buffalo is committed to becoming one of the greenest cities in America, and our recycling program is a leading component in this effort,” said Mayor Brown. “We are proud to bring Buffalo’s recycling program into city schools. I thank the students and staff at BUILD Academy for their creativity and dedication to creating a clean and green Buffalo.”

With the support of Principal Michelle Hope, students of Teacher Juliana Curtis worked tirelessly on the project, during class and on their own time. The Recycle Home, built as a recycling center for the school’s ‘bottle and can’ recycling program, was constructed out of reclaimed wood. Students decorated the structure with recycling symbols and messages to encourage students and visitors to the school to do their part “The students of Build Academy have shown the commitment and enthusiasm we need in the City of Buffalo to continue to build our recycling program,” said Susan Attridge, Director of the City’s Recycling Program.