San Bernardino Zero Waste Communities Expands Resident and Youth Outreach
01/28/2011

The San Bernardino Zero Waste Communities is making their way through San Bernardino County with new city displays and by partnering on school presentations. These presentations and city displays offer residents a chance to win a FREE reusable bag or compost bin!

Online PR News – 28-January-2011 – – San Bernardino, CA – San Bernardino Zero Waste Communities Expands Resident and Youth Outreach Presentations and City Displays Offer Residents a Chance to Win a FREE Reusable Bag or Compost Bin!

The San Bernardino Zero Waste Communities is making their way through San Bernardino County with new city displays and by partnering on school presentations. For the next few months, Zero Waste Communities is giving residents a chance to win a free compost bin for those who visit the program’s local outreach displays or win free reusable bags for youth who participate in school presentations, all of which emphasize reduce, reuse and recycle actions.

Educational city displays have been set up in the Hesperia and Apple Valley City Hall's as well as the Development Services Buildings in Victorville, and will be rotating to other cities in the months ahead. The displays encourage residents to implement the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle -- and gives residents the opportunity to sign up for electronic updates about recycling initiatives within the county and tips to creatively reuse materials and reduce waste.

Not only will residents who sign up for the e-Newsletter receive valuable information regarding what can be recycled within the Zero Waste Communities, but if residents sign up in-person at any of the city display locations, they will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a FREE compost bin.

Along with resident-focused outreach, Zero Waste Communities recognizes that teaching local youth about the importance of reuse and recycling is equally essential. Zero Waste Communities has partnered with the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District (IERCD). IERCD provides educational programs that encourage youth to accept the responsibility of conserving our natural resources. Together they will educate county youth about the benefits of reducing, reusing and recycling. “Thanks to the Zero Waste Communities we have a new engaging school presentation with a fun reuse activity that the kids love!” says Amy Bonczewski, the Conservation Educator at IERCD.

School presentations focus on three messages: TRASH - what goes in it, where it ends up and how long it takes to decompose; RECYCLING - what the process is like and why it is important and RE-USE and REDUCE - why these options are even better than recycling. Students who show their commitment to these messages will have the chance to win free reusable bags.

San Bernardino Zero Waste Communities work to develop high-impact programs that educate the public on San Bernardino County recycling and how to reduce waste. Stay up to date on what you can do by checking out the Zero Waste Communities blog.

The Zero Waste Communities of San Bernardino County is made up of 16 cities and the County of San Bernardino. They have partnered to educate their residents and businesses on waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. Reducing waste will prolong the life of our landfill, ensuring a better quality of life. For more information visit: www.zerowastecommunities.org

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Office: (562) 597-0205
Email: jgarcia@sga-inc.net

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