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America Recycles Day November 15

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City of Oceanside and Waste Management Celebrate America Recycles Day by Teaching the Community to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Right Through Online Learning Modules

Oceanside CA— Ahead of the holiday season and before you receive bundles of cardboard deliveries, the City of Oceanside and Waste Management invite the community to learn how to Recycle Right. In celebration of America Recycles Day on November 15, the City will be launching online interactive activities for the whole family. America Recycles Day is a national initiative aimed at promoting and celebrating environmental citizenship and taking action to reduce, reuse, repair, recycle, and rethink in every aspect of life. The average American produces roughly 4.2 pounds of trash each day. It is important now more than ever to increase and improve recycling at home, school and in the community as a whole.
“Students for Zero Waste” is an online learning platform, created in partnership between the City, Waste Management, and BCK Programs, that includes a 6-part online tutorial series geared towards “Recycling Right”. The tutorials are broken into three sections for K-3rd, 4th-7th, and 8th-12th learning grade levels. Throughout the tutorials, students are encouraged to play an active role in their community by integrating zero waste into their everyday lives.
“We are excited to be able to offer online resources and tools for students, teachers and parents,” said Colleen Foster, Environmental Officer with the City of Oceanside. “Whether students are learning in person or virtually, these online tools will highlight the importance of zero waste and bring Oceanside one step closer to our goal of achieving a 75-90% diversion and recycling rate”.
The City of Oceanside is committed to zero waste with a goal of 75-90% diversion from landfill by 2020. Residents, business and visitors can find zero waste resources and tutorials at www.GreenOceanside.org. These resources will also be featured by CalRecycle and the California Environmental Protection Agency virtual celebration of America Recycles Day.
Those interested in learning more about the tutorials can visit www.StudentsForZeroWaste.com.


About the City of Oceanside

The City of Oceanside is located in northern San Diego County with a population of approximately 170,000. Oceanside’s vibrant coastal community includes MiraCosta Community College, Camp Pendleton and the world-renowned 1,601-foot fishing pier and 1,000-slip public marina. Oceanside is located 83 miles south of the City of Los Angeles and just 35 miles north of the City of San Diego. The City of Oceanside offers outstanding public amenities such as 30 city parks, four community recreation centers, two municipal swim centers, two senior centers, two city-owned golf courses and 3.5 miles of public beaches. More than 6,000 businesses operate within the City of Oceanside, including Genentech Pharmaceuticals, Te Connectivity, Hydranautics, Nitto Denko, Gilead Sciences, Hobie Cat and Tri-City Medical Center, as well as emerging craft and entrepreneurial ventures.

About Green Oceanside

Green Oceanside is a City of Oceanside campaign dedicated to teaching residents and local businesses how to be better stewards of the earth through sustainability, watershed protection, water conservation, zero waste, and energy conservation. For more information, visit www.greenoceanside.org.

About Waste Management

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

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America Recycles Day November 15