New York City-based Recyclebank, which partners with cities and brands to reward residents for recycling, has announced that 44 schools from Recyclebank's partnering communities successfully raised $90,670 as part of the annual Recyclebank Green Schools Program.
The schools that participated in the program and their results are available at www.recyclebank.com/contest.
Each year, participating schools work to encourage residents to donate Recyclebank points to fund environmental projects designed to positively affect students, educators and communities. Recyclebank then transfers the points into real dollars—turning the community's green actions into funds (up to $2,500) for the school. This year, almost all the participating schools (38 out of 44) were able to successfully raise the full amount of funds they needed for their projects.
"I am thrilled that this year our Recyclebank Green Schools Program was once again able to successfully inspire sustainable behavior among schools and students while encouraging innovation," says Javier Flaim, CEO of Recyclebank. "I want to thank the students and educators who work so hard on their projects and our members who donated their points towards the program. We are proud of this program that encourages environmentally conscious actions and brings us a step closer to a waste-free future."
Since 2007, Recyclebank Green Schools Program has granted more than $500,000 to more than 500 school projects, the company says.