Local Business Aiding College Sustainability This Week

earth dayIn celebration of Earth Day this Wednesday, a local business will once again team up with a local college organization to re-cycle resources.

G&M Distributors began a promotion today in which funds will be donated to aid the Knox College Sustainability Task Force.

G&M has agreed to give Knox 1 cent per pound of aluminum cans that are recycled– which will reportedly take place through Saturday.

However, the partnership is not one sided. The Sustainability program at Knox will use the funding to install water bottle refillers, energy efficient lighting fixtures, and an improvement of a working bicycle repair shop on campus.

That’s according to Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives Froggi VanRiper, who tells WGIL, that Knox held it’s Earth Day event this past Saturday, beginning the celebration.

“Student clubs came out, and they promoted their various initiatives,” says VanRyper. “We hadthe alliance for peaceful action, we had garden club, and there was face painting, and bicycle initiatives–organic popcorn and snow-cones. It was just a chance to get out and spend time engaging with the natural environment and just building community.”

VanRiper says another event to give back to the community will be held this weekend. The Knox Day of Service takes place Saturday. Visitors can reportedly receive bike repairs as well as number of other services and giveaways.

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