Reading and Recycling are fun and important habits to develop. The City of Dunedin Solid Waste Division and Dunedin Public Library are excited to encourage both reading and recycling through the Read for Recycling Program. This program is part of the City's participation in the National America Recycles Day (ARD) Celebration.
America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Annually, America Recycles Day is held on November 15th. Visit www.americarecyclesday.org for complete ARD information.
For the first time, Dunedin will celebrate this important event during the week of November 7-11th, 2016, school aged children of Dunedin are encouraged to read books that celebrate, educate, and encourage waste reduction activities. Follow these easy steps to participate:
1. Read a minimum of five waste reduction/recycling books, record them, and journal what you learned about waste reduction/recycling from the book in your Reading Journal.
2. Once your Reading Journal is complete, drop them off at the following City of Dunedin facilities or email them to the City's Sustainability Program Coordinator at CPerez@DunedinFL.Net.
Dunedin Public Library
223 Douglas Ave
1920 Pinehurst Rd
750 Milwaukee Ave
1070 Virginia St
3. The Reading Journal is due by Friday November 18, 2016.
4. AWARD: Six participating school aged students will be randomly drawn to win one of six (6) $30 gift cards to
Barnes & Noble and will have their picture displayed at the Dunedin Public Library. In addition, the winner will be formally recognized at a regularly scheduled commission meeting!
Award for Teachers:
The Dunedin school teacher with the most student participation will receive a class set of waste reduction/recycling books for his/her classroom, as well as recognition at a commission meeting.
Here are the downloadable support materials for Read for Recycling Week:
Suggested Reading List at Dunedin Library
If you have any questions about the Read for Recycling Program, please feel free to
contact the City's Sustainability Program Coordinator, Christina Perez, at
727-298-3215 ext. 1324 or Cperez@dunedinFL.net