Rick Hansen Recycle Fest!

February 2nd, 2015 - February 6th, 2015

RECYCLE FEST WEEK IS COMING!

What?: Week full of saving the environment, creative events and prizes!

When?: From February 2nd - February 6th, 2015

Where?: Rick Hansen Secondary School

Who?: All students/staff and community members who want to have fun while at the same time are saving the earth

Why?: To show the rest of our city, and the world, how one week of recycling can benefit our society, and including the workers in our third world countries as well.

Recycle Fest

Sunday, Jan. 18th, 7:30am to Friday, Feb. 6th, 4pm

1150 Dream Crest Road

Mississauga, ON

Bring in as many recyclables as you can for a chance to win prizes!

HOW CAN RECYCLE FEST HELP THE EARTH?

1. Recycling helps decrease pollution. One way we can minimize pollution is through recycling and reusing garbage such as plastic. When garbage is burned, it can affect the ozone layer and produce harmful gases which can lead to lung diseases like asthma.


2. Recycling helps preserve our natural resources. Imagine how many trees are cut every day to provide us with all our paper and wood. Well, if we recycle paper products like newspapers and books, we can reuse and save more trees on Earth.


3. Through recycling, people become aware of its importance and the word gets spread everywhere.

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN RECYCLE FEST WEEK? WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?

Easy as 1,2,3! Just bring in all of your recyclables that you would usually throw out or put in your blue bins. These items can be plastics, paper, electronics, batteries, and more! Usually these products would be sent off to third world countries, where they would be burned or left in landfills. Instead of using harmful burning processes to 'recycle' your plastics and other materials, bring them to school, and leave them with a Recycle Fest volunteer. We take these items personally to local recycling factories, to make sure that the recyclables brought to school will be recycled safely and securely recycled.This is without anyone having to be harmed. That is our goal! For every item you recycle, we add a point to our Recycle Fest meter bar, and you get a ticket in our grand draw for a prize of a $100 Footlocker gift card!

RECYCLE FEST EVENTS

-The week of Recycling fun begins on February 2nd, 2015

-Receive a ticket for every recyclable item you bring in

-Each ticket enters you into the grand draw

-At the end of the week, the prize winner, and total amount of recycled products will be announced!

HOW WILL WE KNOW IF RECYCLE FEST WEEK BROUGHT ABOUT POSITIVE CHANGE? WHAT ARE OUR TOTAL GOALS?

Our total goal is to spread awareness about the current poor conditions that workers in third world countries have to work in, and how important proper recycling is such as all the plastic being wasted. By hosting this event, we hope to spread our message and awareness of this issue, by showing RHSS and the community, how just a week of recycling differently can make such a tremendous difference for our planet. Every time we receive a recyclable item from one of the students or community members, we add it to our Recycle Fest meter. We will be able to tell if we have brought a positive change, if we notice that our local recycling facilities are receiving an increased amount of recyclables, and by the amount of products we recycle ourselves. This ensures our success, as it shows if our message has spread through the community, of not only recycling, but recycling in our own country.