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OHCE and 4-H “America Recycles” Day
November 15, 2014 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMFree
Join our one day recycle tailgating event on November 15th from 8:00am until 12:00pm!! Gather your aluminum cans, aluminum pull tabs, plastic sacks, old eyeglasses, old cell phones and plastics and come to the Nowata County OSU office and our 4-H volunteers will come out to your car and collect the listed recyclables. How easy is that? The Nowata County Oklahoma Home and Community Education and 4-H groups want to encourage everyone to recycle throughout the year. Recycling Matters! Recycling is the easiest thing we all can do 365 days a year to save energy, conserve natural resources and create green jobs. Recycling also saves Americans the equivalent of the annual energy consumption of nearly 14 million US households per year. Recycling is a multimillion dollar industry that employs millions of Americans and helps advance our Clean Energy Economy.
The Nowata County 4-H members collect aluminum pull tabs for the Tulsa Ronald MacDonald House. The RMHC Upper Midwest raises approximately $30,000 a year through their pop tab program. Now that is a lot of pop tabs! Did you ever think it could be so easy to help families in need? Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa is committed to providing a “home away from home” for families whose children are being treated in Tulsa hospitals for serious medical illness or injury.
Throughout the year, national Lions Clubs collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact. The gift of sight!
Verizon accepts old cell phones through their program, HopeLine. You can help prevent domestic violence by donating no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any service provider at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store. Wireless phones given to HopeLine are refurbished and sold for reuse, generating proceeds for the program. Refurbished phones – complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service and text-messaging service – are provided to local domestic violence agencies or local government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients. If donated phones are unsalvageable, they are recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero landfill policy. Donated phones can help victims of abuse feel safer and less isolated by giving them a way to call emergency or support services, employers, family and friends. Phone donations given locally benefit victims of abuse within that geographic area. HopeLine also donates cash grants to nonprofit organizations to help fund education, programs, support services and community outreach.
We will be serving doughnuts, coffee and hot Apple Cider. Goodie Bags will be given to everyone to the first 50 people whom bring recyclables. We hope to see you on November 15th! Please call the Nowata County OSU office for further information, 918-273-3345.