The Mississippi Recycling Coalition's College Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are now being accepted. MRC in conjunction with the Mississippi Beverage Association are offering up to ten $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships are available to undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) enrolled in Mississippi public and private colleges and universities who are either majoring in areas related to environmental sciences, environmental education, and/or are active in promoting recycling or other sustainable practices.
Applications and transcripts must be received by October 27, 2017 to be considered for an award. When completing the application, we encourage applicants to highlight any recycling and/or sustainable activities as these are given additional weight during the review process. Applications with missing or incomplete transcripts will not be eligible for an award.
The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) invites you to Mississippi’s largest annual recycling meeting to be held Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland. The MRC State Recycling Conference draws representatives from local governments, state and federal agencies, universities and colleges, businesses and non-profit organizations as well as recycling and solid waste professionals to participate in informative sessions and networking opportunities.
This year, we’re headed to Ridgeland, one of Mississippi’s most decorated communities for its great shopping, beautiful green spaces and long-standing commitment to growing recycling. The meeting will be held at Holmes’ McGowan Workforce Training Center. The conference will be held on October 25, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please make arrangements accordingly.
In addition to the conference, MRC invites you to attend our 20-Year Anniversary Celebration Reception to be held the evening prior to the conference on Tuesday, October 24, from 5:30pm until at Anjou Restaurant located in the Township of Ridgeland. We hope you will join us as we celebrate MRC’s 20 years of service to the state of Mississippi by meeting up with old and new friends alike to enjoy fun, food, fellowship and live entertainment from Chris Gill!
Save the Date!!!
The Mississippi Recycling Coalition Presents:
MRC’s 2017 Annual Fall Recycling Conference
October 25, 2017 • Holmes Community College • Ridgeland, MS
Join us Wednesday, October 25th for MRC’s 2017 Fall Recycling Conference in one of Mississippi’s most decorated communities, the City of Ridgeland, frequently recognized for it’s great shopping, beautiful green spaces and long standing commitment to growing recycling. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this full day of informative sessions and networking opportunities with the state’s recycling community at HCC’s McGowan Workforce Training Center.
In addition, plans are tentatively set to celebrate MRC’s 20-Year Anniversary of service to the state with an evening reception on Tuesday, October 24th featuring live entertainment, great food and much more. Registration information will be available in the coming weeks, but SAVE THESE DATES on your calendar now so you won’t miss out on this important recycling conference!
More details to come! Download the "Save the Date" flyer here and stay tuned for updates on the MRC website: www.msrecycles.org. Also, like MRC’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MSRecycles and follow MRC on Twitter @MSRecycles.
The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) has reached the time year again for our annual membership renewal, and we hope we can count on the support of our members and sponsors in 2017, our 20th year in service to Mississippi! We also invite those individuals and organizations committed to responsible solid waste management through source reduction, reuse and recycling that are not yet members to join the MRC today! Our members make the work of the MRC possible. We thank all of the members who have supported us over the years, and we encourage new members to partner with us as we continue our efforts to educate residents on the benefits of recycling and promote the growth of the recycling industry in Mississippi.
Through your membership, you enable the MRC to maintain our sponsorship and promotion of various state recycling projects and events including the funding of student scholarships and school recycling grants, the recognition of excellence in recycling in the state, and the education of our citizens on the importance of recycling to Mississippi.
(JACKSON, MS) – The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) is pleased to announce the 2016 Environmental Hero Award recipients honoring outstanding recycling programs and organizations in the state. Each year, MRC seeks nominations of organizations, businesses, agencies, schools, and local governments from around the State of Mississippi that have excelled in their recycling and materials management program efforts. The nominees are evaluated based on the success of their recycling efforts including promotion and outreach, the duration and extent of their recycling program, their overall environmental stewardship, and the manner in which recycling has improved community waste handling and environmental practices.