Today is national America Recycles Day. Of course at GPB we pretty much think everyday should be recycle day. Nonetheless, I’m grateful for a holiday that commemorates the cause.

America Recycles Day has been celebrated since 1997. AmericaRecycles.org encourages people and organizations to host events and activities that foster recycling education among colleagues, friends, neighbors and kids on or around this day.

Yesterday Mayor Nutter announced that Philadelphia will celebrate America Recycles Day at several locations throughout the city. Here’s a rundown on some of the events:

John B. Kelly Elementary School America Recycles Day Celebration, Recognition of recycling effort among 2nd graders and remarks by Streets Department Commissioner Clarena I. W, Tolson Location: 5116 Pulaski Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 Date: Nov. 15, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

America Recycles Day Celebration, Temple University A combination of student organizations and university departments will be tabling to raise awareness about recycling and waste minimization services available on campus. Location:  Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122 Date: Nov. 15, 2012 Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Rose Recreation Center America Recycles Day, Educational Event Location: Rose Recreation Center, 75th and Lansdowne, Philadelphia, PA 19151 Date: Nov. 15, 2012 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

2012 PHL America Recycles Day Celebration, Promote recycling and environmental awareness through a variety of educational activities that are both informative and fun. Several exhibitors will also be on hand to help promote recycling at PHL and across the Philadelphia region. PHL passengers and employees are encouraged to participate in this event. Location: Terminal B-C Food Court, Philadelphia International Airport Terminal B-C, Philadelphia, PA 19153 Date: Nov. 15, 2012 Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Recycle Philly -After Party, Celebrate Recycling Day 2012 with a drink, and a discussion on how to help restaurants and bars in Philly do a better job recycling Location: Fado, 1500 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 Date: Nov. 15, 2012  Time: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

If you’re able take some time to hit up one or more of these recycle events. Further, don’t forget to take the pledge on the America Recycles Day site – and pass it on!

Have a specific question about where to recycle an item in Philadelphia? We can help! Check out our Where Can I Recycle Wednesday series for answers or go to the AmericaRecyclesDay search tool and browse by zip code and item. If you’re still having trouble, leave a comment below and we’ll be happy to answer it.

Now please excuse me while I fight the urge to pick up wrongfully discarded recyclables off the streets all day…

 

Photo credit: America Recycles Day

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