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Date:
October 12, 2009
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Gene Hanlon, Recycling Coordinator, 441-7043

City Encourages Public To Participate In America Recycles Day Events

The City Recycling Office encourages the public to participate in America Recycles Day November 15, an effort to encourage recycling and the purchasing of recycled products. Residents have the opportunity to make a pledge to improve their recycling efforts and to participate in several special events.

America Recycles Day is an opportunity for people to shape part of the environmental impact they have on our community and the world," said City Recycling Coordinator Gene Hanlon. "By making a pledge, residents have an opportunity to make a commitment to increase their recycling efforts and help reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Those who fill out a pledge form are entered into a drawing to win prizes, including

The pledge drive runs through Sunday, November 8. Prizes will be awarded at noon Saturday, November 14 at EcoStores Nebraska, 530 W. "P" St. Pledge boxes are located at Russ's Markets, Lincoln City Libraries and select recyclers. Pledge forms and more information about America Recycles Day also are available online at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: ARD).

Several other recycling-related events will take place in Lincoln next month:


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