Environmental Heroes Wanted

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Category: Awards
Created on Sunday, 05 August 2012 Written by MRC Webmaster

Each year the Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) honors outstanding environmental efforts of organizations, businesses, schools, and local governments around the State of Mississippi.  Please help us by nominating a deserving person or organization that you believe should be recognized for one of MRC’s annual “Environmental Hero” awards.  A panel of judges will use the following criteria to select award winners:

  • Promotes recycling as a way to create a better community;
  • Conducts continuous recycling and/or environmental programs rather than a one-time project;
  • Practices and improves awareness of environmental stewardship; and
  • Improves community waste handling and environmental practices.

Deadline for submissions is approximately 48 hours before the Annual MRC Membership and Business Meeting.

2017-2018 College Scholarship Application Now Available

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Category: Grants & Scholarships
Created on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 Written by MRC Webmaster

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.

For more information, download the announcement and scholarship application.

2016-2017 College Scholarship Application Now Available

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Category: Grants & Scholarships
Created on Thursday, 18 August 2016 Written by MRC Webmaster

scholarshipThe Mississippi Recycling Coalition's College Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that applications for the 2016-2017 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 must be submitted using the online form and completed by October 19, 2016. 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. Transcripts must be received by the deadline and applications with missing or incomplete transcripts will not be eligible for an award. For more information, please read the complete announcement here.

MRC Accepting Applications for 2015-2016 Mississippi School Recycling Grants

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Category: Grants & Scholarships
Created on Friday, 04 September 2015 Written by MRC Webmaster

StudentRecyclingBinThe Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) is accepting grant applications for the 2015-2016 Mississippi School Recycling Grants which are available to any public or private school teaching grades K-12. MRC is offering up to ten $1,000 grant awards to schools to start, expand, or continue school recycling programs. This past year, MRC made three recycling grant awards to Ackerman Elementary School, Winona Elementary School and Southaven High School. MRC invites interested schools to submit applications for this year’s school recycling grants. Interested educators and staff may apply online at the organization’s website at https://www.msrecycles.org/school_grant.html. A hard copy application form is also available upon request. Grant applications should be submitted to MRC by October 15, 2015 in order to receive consideration.

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U.S. EPA Announces Smart Growth Grants and Awards

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Category: Grants & Scholarships
Created on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 Written by MRC Webmaster

The U.S. EPA has recently announced that they are accepting applications and letter of interest on two Smart Growth grants and the 2015 Smart Growth Achievement Awards. The two grants are the Greening America's Capitals grant which aims to help state capitals develop an implementable vision of environmentally friendly neighborhoods that incorporate innovative green infrastructure strategies and the Local Foods, Local Places grant which aims to boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, improve access to healthy local food, and revitalize downtowns, main street districts, and traditional neighborhoods supporting farmers' markets.

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