Recyclebank Announces 2014 Green Schools Program
Domtar supports program with funds and year's supply of paper to school with
most innovative project
NEW YORK CITY, Jan. 8, 2014
NEW YORK CITY, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Recyclebank®, the company that
rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals,
today announced the schools selected for the 2014 Green Schools Program. The
program awards grant money to schools that submitted winning proposals for a
unique project that will green their classroom and community. Schools will use
these grants to help bring their plans to life.
From now until March 16, Recyclebank members are encouraged to donate points
to schools of their choice participating in the program to help them reach
their target funding goals. Recyclebank members can learn about the schools'
project ideas, donate their points and track each school's progress by
visiting www.Recyclebank.com/greenschools. For every 250 member points
donated, Recyclebank awards schools $1 that can be used toward their green
Schools across the country submitted green project proposals to Recyclebank
for a chance to participate in the Green Schools Program. Proposed ideas
include planting community gardens, starting a school-wide recycling program
and teaching the community about the impact of green actions.
For the second year, Domtar Corporation (NYSE: USF) (TXF: USF), the
environmentally responsible paper company and longtime Recyclebank partner, is
supporting the Green Schools Program. Domtar will make more students' green
projects a reality by contributing additional donation dollars as well as
awarding a year's supply of EarthChoice® Office Paper to the school with the
most innovative project. Since 2011, Domtar has been working with Recyclebank
to increase awareness of the benefits of responsible paper production, use and
recycling through various educational gaming modules, Web content and rewards.
"At Recyclebank, we understand that the younger generations want to take
actions to make our planet a greener and cleaner place to live, and we are
thrilled to partner with Domtar to empower them to make that interest a
reality," said Javier Flaim, CEO of Recyclebank. "The Recyclebank Green
Schools Program is about more than just students – it's about getting everyone
involved. Members can turn their green actions into funds for a local school
by donating points, and the school will in turn create something to inspire
the whole community to live a little greener."
Last year, Domtar and Recyclebank chose Henry County Middle School in
McDonough, Ga., as the school with the most innovative green project, and
awarded it a year's supply of EarthChoice Office Paper. The school came up
with a fresh approach for promoting sustainability using art. Students within
the school scoured classroom shelves and storage closets to transform used
books into "book tree" art projects.
"At Domtar, supporting educational projects like the Recyclebank Green Schools
Program is an important part of our company's commitment to the sustainable
development of our community," said Paige Goff, Vice President, Sustainability
and Business Communications at Domtar. "We are proud to do our part in
fostering tomorrow's environmental leaders, and can't wait to see this year's
green projects come to life."
Since 2007, Recyclebank's Green Schools program has granted close to $450,000
to more than 150 schools across the country.
oFor more details on the Recyclebank Green Schools Program and the
participating schools, visit www.Recyclebank.com/greenschools
oTo get involved and start earning points for everyday green actions, visit
www.recyclebank.com and sign up for a membership
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 www.Recyclebank.com.
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and
distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication
papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The
foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting
assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its
pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer
products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet
paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque
Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is
also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care
products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and
operates Ariva®, an extensive network of strategically located paper and
printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2012, Domtar had sales of US$5.5
billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,300
people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
Brandon Pantano | Recyclebank
(212) 659-9934 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Elissa Davis | Bateman Group for Recyclebank
(718) 355-8722 | email@example.com
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