Rushville Republican

Schools

August 16, 2013

Recycling Super Heroes

Last February, The Legacy Fund – Rush County Schools began a recycling initiative. Since its inception, six Rush County Schools and eight businesses have consistently participated in this program. After just six months we are beginning to see the impact these schools and businesses have on the Rush County community. They have become Recycling Super Hero’s and have supported The Legacy Fund at the same time. This is truly a win . . . win situation!

Since February 2013 a total of 440.51 pounds of cell phones, ink and toner cartridges have been collected and shipped in for recycling. This included 40 Cell Phones, 277 Inkjet Cartridges, 200 Toner Cartridges and 1 GPS. These 440.51 pounds break down into 139.15 lbs. Plastic, 9.78 lbs. Nylon, 100.03 lbs. Steel, 16.88 lbs. Aluminum, and 0.88 lbs. Copper. The end result – 369.52 lbs. were remanufactured and 70.98 lbs. were recycled.

So what does this mean for the citizens of Rush County? Very simply it means your environment is being impacted in a big way by these acts of recycling. As a comparison, our six months of recycling has offset CO2 emissions from the consumption of 530 gallons of gasoline, staved off global warming via the intake and storage of carbon of 121 tree seedlings (grown for 10 years), and counterbalanced CO2 emissions from 197 propane home barbeques.

We look forward to the next six months of recycling. We are off to a great start and trust our participation base will continue to grow and reap the rewards of being good stewards of the environment. If you need a place to recycle your old digital cameras, cell phones, MP3 players, Inkjet and Toner Cartridges, Headsets, GPS systems, VCR and other small electronics – Rush County Schools will be glad to help you accomplish this.

Participating Schools:

Rushville Consolidated High School, Benjamin Rush Middle School, Arlington Elementary School, and Mays Elementary School. Rushville Elementary School East and Rushville Elementary School West, Central Offices.

Participating Businesses/Organizations:

Rush County Courthouse (Clean Green Rush), Mayor’s Office – City of Rushville, INTAT, Abrams Trucking, Worth Law Offices, Photography by Green, Rush County Chamber of Commerce, Taylor University Athletic Dept.

Thank you to all of these Super Hero’s helping make Rush County Schools a great place to be.

Marianne Scott is the Legacy Fund director/Information officer with Rush County Schools.

1
Text Only
Schools
  • sch-rv072914-res west Keeping watch at RES West There is someone new keeping watch over Rushville Elementary School West (home of the Warriors). The Warrior is a gift from the RESW Staff and stands tall as a symbol of pride for all who enter. Webster defines a Warrior as “a person who fights in ba

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mayor appoints Dr. Williams for Board of Public Works Rushville’s Mayor Mike Pavey has announced his final appointment for the Board of Public Works. Dr. John E. Williams, former Rush County Schools Superintendent, will now hold this position vacated by Angie Barton.Due to a new job offer out of town, f

    July 29, 2014

  • Ivy Tech plans Saturday Express Enrollment RICHMOND – Ivy Tech Community College Richmond will be offering an Express Enrollment event at the Ivy Tech Community College Instructional Center, 717 West 21st Street in Connersville. Express Enrollment offers prospective and returning students a “

    July 29, 2014

  • nei-rv072214-citizens scholarships pic Citizens State Bank announces scholarship winners In the importance of education throughout our community, Citizens State Bank proudly awards seven high school scholarships to one graduate from each area that they serve. The scholarship program began in 1985 and was designed to encourage individuals

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ivy Tech Community College Richmond offers special express enrollment event RICHMOND – Ivy Tech Community College Richmond is offering a special express enrollment event at their Johnson Hall location. Express Enrollment offers prospective students a “one-stop” experience in the enrollment process and does not require an app

    July 22, 2014

  • Ivy Tech Community College Richmond offers special express enrollment event RICHMOND – Ivy Tech Community College Richmond is offering a special express enrollment event at their Johnson Hall location. Express Enrollment offers prospective students a “one-stop” experience in the enrollment process and does not require an app

    July 18, 2014

  • 'Tom Raper Business Studies Center' recognizes contributions to Ivy Tech Richmond RICHMOND – Ivy Tech Community College Richmond recognized today local philanthropists and Ivy Tech donors, Tom Raper and his wife Suzanne, with the establishment of the Tom Raper Center for Business Studies. The dedication is located on the third flo

    July 18, 2014

  • Murphy named to Dean's List SPRINGFIELD, OHIO - Sean Murphy, class of 2015 from Arlington, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Wittenberg University.To qualify, Murphy maintained a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester.A nationally recogniz

    July 18, 2014

  • Engineering students to benefit from VU/Purdue articulation agreement VINCENNES - Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in engineering will benefit from an expanded formal articulation agreement between Purdue University and Vincennes University.“The resources of each institution are leveraged to create a seamless p

    July 11, 2014

  • Ivy Tech Community College to offer Express Enrollment registration event in Rushville RICHMOND - Ivy Tech Community College Richmond will be offering an Express Enrollment event at the College Cooperative, 126 South Main Street in Rushville. Express Enrollment offers prospective and returning students a “one-stop” experience in the en

    July 11, 2014