Local High School Group Earn Recognition for
Waste Reduction/Recycling Efforts
Honored at Keep America Beautiful Conference in Washington D.C. in January and at the FBLA Spring Banquet on April 30, 2013, the Ord High School Future Business Leaders of America was awarded the National Distinguished Service plaque in the Youth/School Waste Reduction/Recycling category for their “Recycle the Recycling Trailer” Project.
Previously, the FBLA group had received the 1st place trophy in the School Recycling category from Keep Nebraska Beautiful (KNB) at their annual conference held June 28, 2012. The group was nominated for these awards by Keep Loup Basin Beautiful.
Lead by sponsor, Jennifer Remmereid, in the fall of 2011 the FBLA partnered with school administrators, the Valley County Community Foundation and Director, and other individuals to obtain a recycle trailer to be located at the High School. The recycling began with the “Go Green” recycling challenge during the October 21, 2011 football game. They continued to promote recycling by participating in Recycle-Bowl and America Recycles Day activities, and by wearing “I Recycle” t-shirts. The FBLA students continues to promote recycling at their school and in the Ord community.
This is a very successful project that has turned into a sustainable program for recycling education for the Ord Public School system. For more information on this project contact Jennifer Remmereid at the Ord High School.
If you would like more information about Keep America Beautiful, Keep Loup Basin Beautiful or the Loup Basin RC&D contact 308-346-3393.