Vote for RECYCLE HERE! in Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant Contest
The city of Detroit is one of the only cities of its size in the country to not have a public recycling program. Thats where Recycle Here! comes in. You’ve probably seen the happy little bumble bee (designed by Carl Oxley who did the Welcome to Woodbridge mural among others) around town that they yse for their logo. So, here’s the deal. They are currently in the run for a 250k grant from the Pepsi Refresh Everything Campaign– basically, Pepsi is giving away $1.3 million PER MONTH to fund great ideas. It’s a pretty neat program to be honest. The Recycle Here! folks are trying to get recycling in to all Detroit Public Schools to reach about 90,000 kids. They currently reach about 30,000 and just simply do not have the resources to extend their reach that far. What’s great about Recycle Here!’s program is that it starts with education, teaching students what it means to recycle, what you are doing for the environment and how it helps Detroit. It’s not just showing them the green bin in the cafeteria where they can put their pop bottle. Recycle Here! needs your votes. They are currently ranked 113th and climbing where the top two vote receivers on August 31 get the money. So get clicking below, and you are able to do it once every day, so keep coming back!