Special event Zero Waste Recycling bins awarded to Reynoldsburg eSTEM



Photographs compliments of Janet Adams Photo
eSTEM Academy’s Recycling Raiders Student Club pictured with Chris Reed, Reynoldsburg City School District’s director of operations & Facilities, Reynoldsburg City School District eSTEM Academy Principal Scott Bennett, and Reynoldsburg City School Superintendent Melvin Brown.

The Reynoldsburg City Schools eSTEM Academy is launching its Special Event Zero Waste Recycling Program.

The ZERO Waste and Special Event Recycling Program Bins will be placed on active duty at the next Reynoldsburg High School home basketball game, according to Arley Owens, executive director of Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful.

“We are proud to announce that Reynoldsburg City School District’s eSTEM Academy are the recipients of a set of Special Event – Zero Waste Recycling Bins provided by a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Keep Ohio Beautiful,” said Jamie Zawila, president of the board of directors for Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful and a consultant for Resource Recycling Systems. “Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful submitted the grant application on behalf of Reynoldsburg’s eSTEM Academy to assist eSTEM introduce their Zero Waste Management Program.”

“The Reynoldsburg City School District is grateful to be awarded the Special Event – Zero Waste Recycling Bins,” said Reynoldsburg Schools Superintendent Melvin Brown. “Our overarching objective is to offer recycling opportunities for our students, parents, teachers, faculty and visitors at each of our schools and administrative office.”

According to Chris Reed, director of operations/services for Reynoldsburg Schools, and Scott Bennett, eSTEM Academy principal, a goal is set to move towards a Zero Waste Management Program for Reynoldsburg Schools. They said introducing the use of the Special Event – Zero Waste Recycling Bins will help jump start the effort to reach and teach students to recycle, beginning with eSTEM Academy.

Owens said, “To date, Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful, through its grant writing efforts and by being an Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, has garnered nearly $50,000 in recycling containers, litter supplies and materials for the city of Reynoldsburg’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Reynoldsburg Visitors & Community Activities Bureau and the Reynoldsburg School District. Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful also sponsored the popular eco-thriller comic book, “PEACE JUSTICE RESPECT.” for the Reynoldsburg Police Department.

For information about Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful’s sustainability programs go to www.keepreynoldsburgbeautiful.org or contact Owens at arleyowens@keepreynoldsburgbeautiful.org.

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  1. The Reynoldsburg City School District leadership team and students are motived and excited about helping bring a Zero Waste and Recycling Program to all of its school facilities.

    KUDOS to Superintendent Melvin Brown, Operations Manger Chris Brown and eSTEM Principal Scott Bennett.


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