We Can Help Promote Recycling at Your School

January 30, 2012

Recycling Becomes Me is a new recycling campaign, the first ever countywide education campaign, introduced to increase recycling and show people that recycling can be part of any lifestyle.


You’re the Star with Recycling Becomes Me. We recently revealed our Recycling Becomes Me backdrop and red carpet where event participants can make their own personal statement about how recycling becomes them in a photograph.

This is a fun way to promote and increase recycling at your school!

Attendees will also receive fun, promotional materials such as stickers, temporary tattoos and keychains, and valuable information about recycling.

Email us at gcohen@stlouisco.com with event details. There is no charge, but availability may be limited due to prior commitments.



Recycling Becomes Us All!

Saint Louis County Department of Health, Solid Waste Management Program has launched the first ever county-wide recycling education campaign.  Called "Recycling Becomes Me," the campaign features preposterous visuals interjecting common recycling containers into unexpected situations. The idea is to show, in an attention getting manner, that everyone recycles - or can recycle. Recycling becomes me, and you!

The goal of this campaign is to celebrate and expand the current culture of recycling in the county and ensure everyone is recycling everything they can. Visit the campaign website, www.RecyclingBecomesMe.com, to get information.


The greenest schools in the nation will be saluted by US DoED

September 12, 2011

The US Department of Education will start taking nominations in early 2012 for their soon-to-be-launched Green Ribbon Schools (GRS) Recognition Initiative. Developed in conjunction with the USGBC and National Wildlife Federation, GRS is an initiative set forth to recognize public and private schools that standout in environmental education and stewardship.

50 schools nationwide will be awarded the prestigious Green Ribbon award. Schools will be nominated by the state education departments and will be judged on the following goals:

  • Teaching environmental concepts to students and encouraging them to carry out environmental projects that affect their communities.
  • Keeping energy use low, recycling, and using green energy sources.
  • Creating a healthful school environment, including promoting fitness and good nutrition for students and staff.