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MAYOR CARLISLE INVITES TEACHERS TO ‘DISCOVER RECYCLING’ EVENT
(Wed., Aug. 8, 2012)—Mayor Peter Carlisle and his environmental services team encourage Oahu teachers to attend the 8th annual Discover Recycling event on Saturday, September 22 – a one-day showcase of recycling resources for schools and educators. The event includes a bus tour of Oahu’s recycling and waste processing facilities and a visit to a “green” school, followed by a “Zero-Landfill” lunch and a presentation of resources offered by the City to help schools recycle and to teach recycling in the classroom.
“Education is key to the success of recycling, and our kids can play a significant role,” said
The Discover Recycling event is free for teachers, but registration is required. Teachers can register by calling 768-3200. More information is available at http://www.opala.org/ .
The City’s Department of Environmental Services has much to offer teachers and schools: Tour de Trash field trips, student activity books, recycling education shows, campus recycling project assistance, and more. The http://www.opala.org/ website is the central tool for tapping into the City’s resources, and attending Discover Recycling brings it all to life. Click on the site’s
Another educational opportunity is the “Sort it Out” recycling show that tours
The City has long emphasized the importance of effective public education to the success of recycling. This year,
The Anvil awards recognize comprehensive campaigns, and are judged on the effectiveness of the research, strategic planning, creative execution and results. The components of the City’s campaign included The Green Channel on Oceanic Time Warner Cable 332, the www.opala.org website, the school recycling shows and student activity books, a partnership with Costco to provide in-store recycling education, and a comprehensive analysis presented in the Curbside Recycling Program Evaluation and Strategic Planning Report. Judges notes “excellent use of research both before and after the campaign launch” and “very thorough research and good results.”
The City plans to sustain and expand upon these creative educational programs as we move forward to further increase recycling in the coming year.
Media contact: Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor’s Office, 768-7798.