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Jackson Elementary gets Recyclebank check

Jaime Staples with Recyclebank and Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller hold the check the school received. Money was raised from residents donating their Recyclebank points to the school and that was matched with grants. Courtesy photo
Jaime Staples with Recyclebank and Jackson Elementary Principal Michele Miller hold the check the school received. Money was raised from residents donating their Recyclebank points to the school and that was matched with grants. Courtesy photo

Jackson Elementary School, with the help of Recyclebank and Waste Connections, has reached its fundraising goal and received a grant from the Recyclebank Green Schools program.

On May 10 Jaime Staples, Recyclebank account manager, presented Principal Michele Miller with a $2,058.92 check for Jackson’s participation in the program, which awards schools grant money for unique student projects that will green their classrooms and communities.

The money will go toward installing and creating grow boxes, a structure that allows students to observe the vastly intricate underground ecosystem critical to producing quality organic vegetables at high yields.

Schools across the country submitted green project proposals to Recyclebank® in order to participate in the Green Schools program. Recyclebank members donated their points to help fund the schools’ projects, and Recyclebank matched member point donations dollar-for-dollar. A critical program partner is Coca-Cola Live Positively, who helped schools across the U.S. meet their target grant goal and make their green project ideas a reality.

To learn more about the Recyclebank Green Schools program visit Recyclebank.com/greenschoolsprogram.

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