Conservation Minnesota will present a check for the collected plastic bottles and aluminum cans to Bemidji State University group Students for the Environment. Students and volunteers have been collecting cans and bottles for a month, and the university group will receive 10 cents per bottle for their many environmental projects. The donation is part of a public awareness campaign for the Recycling Refund bill that is now being discussed at the Minnesota Capitol.
“The Recycling Refund is a simple and convenient way to promote recycling and raise money for organizations, such as Students for the Environment,” said Conservation Minnesota Voter Center Executive Director Paul Austin. “If lawmakers in St. Paul approve the Recycling Refund, Bemidji residents and families statewide could generate lots of money for their favorite charities.”
- Who: Conservation Minnesota
- What: Check presentation to Bemidji State’s Students for the Environment
- When: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 12:30 p.m.
- Why: To demonstrate how the Recycling Refund program would work
More information about the Recycling Refund can be found here:http://www.recyclingrefund.org