Recyclebank, the incentives and education platform focused on waste, announced that 44 schools from Recyclebank's partnering communities successfully raised a total of $90,670 as part of the annual Recyclebank Green Schools Program.
Each year, participating schools work to encourage residents to donate Recyclebank points to fund their unique and creative 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 of the participating schools (38 out of 44) were able to successfully raise the full amount of funds they needed for their projects. A complete list of participating schools and the funds awarded to them is available upon request.
"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," Recycelbank CEO Javier Flaim said in a statement. "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.