With sun shining down… It was easy to think green today.
Thinking green is what Ohio University Zanesville’s Green Bobcats Environmental Club aimed for during its 6th annual Community Recycle Day. The club invited all members of the community to dispose of their recyclables to increase environmental awareness. Club president Desiree Shannon says all recyclables were accepted.
“We’re just trying to spread awareness to the community about recycling, and it’s importance. It’s easier to start local and work our way up.”
The event ran from 9am to 2pm, but even if you were unable to make it out to donate today, there are still many ways in which you can recycle locally.
“Here in Zanesville we actually have a lot of local bins accepting cardboard, plastic containers, paper, and some aluminum cans. There is a place out on 586. Behind the new Zane State building there is stuff for cardboard, and plastic containers by the Animal Shelter. So there are local drop offs, if you think about it, that’s really what we’re hoping for.”
All of the money raised from today’s recyclables will be donated to The Wilds, where the club has sponsored a koala.