(JACKSON, MS) – The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) is pleased to recognize one of Mississippi’s outstanding young people for her efforts to increase and promote recycling in her community. The Coalition recently presented Ms. Becca Blair of Brandon, MS with a “Recycling Star” Award at a ceremony at the State Capitol Building coinciding with the organization’s Recycling Awareness Day. Becca, age 9, resides with her family in Brandon, MS near the Ross Barnett Reservoir where she has worked to promote and grow recycling in her community. From a very young age, Becca’s family instilled in her the importance of conserving our natural resources and being good stewards of the environment. Along with her family, Becca has been a faithful volunteer with the Keep the Reservoir Beautiful organization since she was only 3 years old.
The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) invites you to join us on Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM at the State Capitol for our Annual Recycling Awareness Day with our State Legislature. This year the MRC and Keep Mississippi Beautiful are joining together to co-sponsor an Ice Cream Social for our Legislators and staff in the First-Floor Rotunda of the Capitol Building. MRC will also use this opportunity to provide information and network with Legislators on the significant economic impacts that the recycling industry brings to our state. In addition, MRC plans to recognize the “Recyclers of the Year” in the State for 2016 during the event with our annual “Environmental Hero” awards. We will also be recognizing a very special young lady, Miss Becca Blair, who made bringing recycling to her neighborhood in Rankin County, Mississippi her personal mission.
(JACKSON, MS) – The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Environmental Hero Awards 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 environmental program efforts. The nominees are evaluated based on a number of criteria including the success of the recycling services/programs offered, the promotional and outreach efforts for recycling within the organization and/or the community served, the organization’s overall practices and efforts to improve environmental stewardship, the manner in which the recycling program has helped to improve a community or organization’s waste handling systems and the sustainability of the organization’s recycling practices and services. MRC is pleased to announce the 2014 Environmental Hero Award winners as follows:
(JACKSON, MS) — The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) is pleased to announce the award of three Mississippi School Recycling Grants for 2014-2015 School Year to schools in Ackerman, Winona and Southaven, Mississippi. These grants are offered to all public and private schools teaching grade K-12 students in the State of Mississippi. The awards include a $1,000 cash award and a complimentary 1-year membership to the Coalition for each school. A panel of MRC members evaluated each school grant application received based on the reuse, recycling and composting components of the program; the amount of student leadership and student participation in the recycling program; the emphasis on educating students on the benefits of recycling; and the community involvement, participation, and outreach components of the program. Other components considered included the creativity of the program, technical design of the program, sustainability of the program, and maximization of resources within the program.
The Mississippi Recycling Coalition is sponsoring our annual "Recycling Awareness Day" at the State Capitol with an afternoon ice cream social for our State Legislators and staff starting at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in the First Floor Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Jackson, MS. This event is sponsored by MRC to help promote the benefits of a strong recycling industry in the state of Mississippi. If you plan to attend the event, we ask that you complete the registration form at https://www.msrecycles.org/legdayreg.
We also encourage businesses, industries, and organizations that are involved in recycling to consider having an exhibit for the event. However, please note that space is limited in the Rotunda, and we will do our best to honor requests for exhibit space. We will notify exhibitors in advance of the event if there is a reason we cannot honor your request for space.
If you have any questions regarding this event or in having an exhibit, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Mark Williams at 601-961-5304.
Earlier this week membership renewal notices went out to all current and recent past members (roughly those over the last 3 years) whose membership expired December 31, 2014, or earlier. If you have not received the renewal notice, please email us or call Mr. Reese Yontz at 601-961-5035. If you are not currently an MRC member, now is a great time to join! Go to https://www.msrecycles.org/joinmrc/ to select and complete the appropriate membership application.
MRC had previously announced that the deadline for the Mississippi School Recycling Grants would be October 31, 2014. However, this date was earlier than our normal deadline of November 15 (America Recycles Day) and has caused some confusion with some applicants. Therefore, MRC is extending this year's deadline to the normal deadline of November 15, 2014. Applications should be completed online here. If you have any questions regarding these grants, please contact the School Grant Committee by email.
The Mississippi Recycling Coalition is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Mississippi School Recycling Grants. This year we are awarding up to 10 school grants of $1,000 each to create or expand a school recycling program. This grant is available to both public and private K-12 schools in Mississippi. The deadline for applications this year will be October 31, 2014. More information on the Mississippi School Recycling Grant is available here and applications should be completed online here. If you have any questions regarding these grants, please contact the School Grant Committee by email.