Jesuit High School will get a boost to their recycling efforts this summer thanks to a significant grant made possible by The Coca-Cola Foundation. Jesuit will receive a total of 15 recycling bins designed specifically for placement in the cafeteria and on athletic fields.
"Through our partnership with Keep America Beautiful, the Coca-Cola Bin Grant Program supports local community recycling efforts across the United States," said Lori George Billingsley, Vice President of Community Relations for Coca-Cola Refreshments. “We are pleased that these bins being placed at Jesuit High School will provide additional opportunities for people to recycle.”
Recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful based on a number of criteria including level of need, recycling experience and the ability of applicants to sustain their program in the future.
“We are very excited to have these new bins on campus,” said Jennie Cournia, physics teacher and Sustainability Committee Chair at Jesuit High School. “There is a definite need for more recycling containers and the more bins we have, the more we will be able to influence student behavior patterns in our cafeteria and on our athletic fields. These additional recycling bins will help us fulfill our goal to be more sustainable and to teach our students what it means to care for the world around them, one plastic bottle or piece of paper at a time.”
“Providing infrastructure for people to recycle on-the-go in our communities is a key component of making recycling a natural thing to do,” said Matthew M. McKenna, president and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. “We are truly grateful for Coca Cola’s support and commitment to recycling, and for its support and commitment of the Bin Grant Program.”
The Bin Grant Program awards recycling bins directly to recipients and leverages volume buying discounts. In its seven years of operation, the Bin Grant Program has placed 29,000 recycling bins in over 500 communities in 48 states and the District of Columbia. A full list of the spring 2012 Bin Grant recipients and further information about the grant program is available at http://bingrant.org/.