Green tip: America Recycles Day

By: Nicole  Schwindenhammer

Now that we are well into Autumn, many fall activities are in full swing, from hayrides and apple picking to finding the perfect pumpkin at a pumpkin patch.  This is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors but it’s also a great time to remind ourselves of how important it is to take care of these great outdoors with recycling.

On November 15, a week before Thanksgiving, a really exciting event will take place called “America Recycles Day.” This program is a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, which is a non-profit organization which educates people on keeping our planet clean through recycling.  America Recycles Day is a day to promote and celebrate recycling in the United States.

Each one of us can get involved that day in a number of ways.  One way is by holding or joining an event focused on educating and motivating others on recycling and all the ways we can
contribute to the good of our beautiful planet.  Another option to celebrate America Recycles Day is by taking a pledge to personally reduce, reuse and recycle in a number of ways.

By visiting the website, you can learn much more about the big day and the many ways to get involved.  The website also has a page where you can register your event or find out where other events are being held.  So let’s get excited this November 15th and spread the word about recycling awareness.

There are so many things to celebrate this time of year and “America Recycles Day” is one of them.