Recyclebank Funds 27 Eco Projects with Green Schools Program

         Recyclebank Funds 27 Eco Projects with Green Schools Program

Company celebrates youth ingenuity in creating positive impact for their
communities, announces most innovative project winner

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 16, 2013

NEW YORK, April16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recyclebank®,  the company that
rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals,
today announced it is fully funding 27 environmental projects at schools
across the country through the Recyclebank Green Schools Program. The
Recyclebank Green Schools Program annually awards grants for unique
environmental projects that make a positive impact on students and their
communities. This year, Recyclebank partnered with Domtar Corporation (NYSE:
UFS) (TSX: UFS), the environmentally responsible paper company, who helped
make more students' green projects a reality by contributing additional
donation dollars to schools as well as awarding a year's supply of Domtar
EarthChoice® Office Paper to the school with the most innovative project.

"We are incredibly excited to see the ingenuity put forth by schools in this
year's Recyclebank Green School Program projects," said Karen Bray, vice
president of marketing at Recyclebank. "Whether by planting a sustainable
garden, starting a school-wide recycling program or teaching their community
about the collective impact of seemingly small green actions, students and
teachers are making an enormous impact through these efforts. We thank the
Recyclebank Green School Program participants for being true environmental

Each year, the Recyclebank Green Schools Program awards environmental project
grants to schools in Recyclebank communities. Together, these schools, their
students and their communities work to encourage residents to donate
Recyclebank Points that the company then transfers into real dollars for
schools—turning a community's green actions into funds for a local school.
This year, however, not all schools were able to garner enough points to
fulfill their grant requests. Impressed by the creative approaches put forth
in this year's grant applications, Recyclebank opted to fulfill each school's
grant requests, which will enable all projects to be completed. For example, a
school with the goal of raising $2,000 that collected $750 through point
donation received the full $2,000 grant from Recyclebank.

Henry County Middle School in McDonough, Ga., came up with a fresh approach
for promoting sustainability using art and is recognized for having this
year's most innovative project. In addition to providing a year's supply of
EarthChoice® Office Paper to the school, Domtar awarded $500 to each school
that was able to reach 50 percent of its donation goal. More than half of the
27 participating schools reached 50 percent of their fundraising goals and
will receive funds from Domtar.

"We are passionate about educating youth on the importance of employing
sustainable resources in our communities," said Paige Goff, vice president of
sustainability and business communications at Domtar. "From all of us at
Domtar, we send our congratulations to the Henry County Middle School and all
the participating schools. Your creation of these original projects has
inspired a unique approach to environmental responsibility that we're proud to

As far as the winning proposal, students within the Henry County Middle School
Pages Club, the Academic Reading Bowl, Student Council, and the eighth-grade
advanced art class will scour classroom shelves and storage closets to
transform used books into "book tree" art projects. The completed trees will
be on display throughout the McDonough community to foster literacy and
reinforce the importance of recycling.

"Participation in this project arms our students with a sustainability and
resourcefulness lens to help better our community," said Melissa Wood, art
teacher at Henry Country Middle School. "We are grateful to all the
Recyclebank members who donated their points to our project, and to Domtar and
Recyclebank for helping fund our project and make it possible."

Since 2007, Recyclebank Green Schools Program has granted more than $450,000
to over 150 school projects schools. To learn about other school grant
projects this school year, visit

Recyclebank helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for
taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 4,000
local businesses and national brands. Through its online platform and
partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate
brands, Recyclebank empowers individuals to make a collective impact on the
environment by increasing household recycling and taking other
environmentally-friendly actions. A Certified B Corporation, Recyclebank has
been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a
Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Program and for
Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships from the U.S. Conference
of Mayors. Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City. For more
information, visit

Jeff Harse | Recyclebank
(212) 659-6491 |

Suzanne Block | Bateman Group for Recyclebank
(415) 697-2572 |

SOURCE Recyclebank

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