By Mike Baum (Richmond Times Dispatch) Do you remember the first America Recycles Day? It wasn't that long ago -- 1997 in fact -- that Nov. 15 was officially designated so that people across the country could recognize and promote the critical importance of recycling in our communities.
Hundreds of events will be held nationwide today to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and to encourage us to sign personal pledges to recycle and buy recycled products.
In recognition of America Recycles Day Nov. 15, students are promising to protect the environment by committing to recycling as part of the seventh annual Florida K to 12 Schools Recycling Pledge Card Contest.
With overwhelming support from all ages, Keep Virginia Beautiful recently launched a new campaign called “I Will Keep VA Beautiful” to encourage people to recycle across the state.
Virginia residents were invited to sign our “I Will” banner at the State Fair. It was on display for 10 days and thousands of people signed on to pledge to recycle and in general keep the Commonwealth beautiful.
TALLAHASSEE, FL (Oct. 5, 2010) —A happy music clip that pairs unlikely best friends and a short news spoof about a worldwide strike averted by treaty have been named grand prize winners in the A Bag’s Life video contest promoting recycling and reuse of free plastic bags in Florida.