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November 18, 2008, Indianapolis, Indiana – Ten tons of aluminum cans have been recycled through The Aluminum Cans for Education Program, providing over $5,000 to participating central Indiana schools and churches.

The Aluminum Cans for Education Program, an initiative established in 2007 by Indianapolis-based Schaffer Recycling, helps central Indiana schools and churches raise money through the recycling of aluminum cans. The program collects the aluminum cans from teachers, students, and members of the community who participate by depositing cans in special bins placed in their school and church parking lots.

“Community involvement is the backbone of this program. In a time of forced spending cuts in educational budgets, our initiative allows everyone an additional way to help fund educational activities without affecting their wallets,” stated Tony Schaffer, owner of Schaffer Recycling. “This program has a double impact on our community; it not only financially benefits local educational and religious institutions, but teaches our children that they can positively influence the environment through their actions.”

The schools and churches receive from the Aluminum Cans for Education Program a percentage of the gross revenue generated from recycling cans deposited in their bins. There is no cost to the schools or churches to participate in the program, which is operating currently in four central Indiana school districts and at fourteen central Indiana churches.

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The Aluminum Cans for Education Program, an Indiana business, is in the running for a $50,000 grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project. We have to finish in the top ten by the end of May. You can vote once a day during the month of May. Please click on the link below to vote, and please pass this on to your friends. Thanks for your continued support.…


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At 3:19pm on December 2, 2008, A Greener Indiana said…
Thank you for becoming a member of AGI, you are most welcome here. Feel free to make it your place and invite your friends to take a look and see what they think. Hopefully they will join the site and participate!

A Greener Indiana is an organization and online community who’s purpose is to support other organizations, businesses, and citizens who contribute to sustainability and want to join the movement of heralding the green paradigm in Indiana.
Please respect the space and forum we offer the community by exhibiting the ethics of peace, love, unity, and respect in regards to each other and our common work.
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Your expertise is needed on this site! What are your strong points in environmental awareness? What are your curiosities? Is there a particular arena or field we could help empower you with? AGI's members are specialists in many areas and AGI has a staff that is able to offer full support and assistance in environmental work and issues, community and economic development, advertising, promotions, web design, and programming. If you have a question or a request. DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK!

The idea here is to support you in helping to support communities and Indiana as a whole to make the change over to more sustainable practices.... To help everybody learn how they can improve all of the little things so that together we make a BIG DIFFERENCE.

There are many groups you can join on www.AGreenerIndiana.com. Besides the resource based environmental arenas of: Land, Water, Air, Energy, Policy, and Advocacy, there are many other groups that are interconnected to sustainability and the green paradigm including recreation, health/wellness, agriculture, building and design, community development, economic development, products, arts, humanities and many more.

You can share your awareness and activities in any of the above through the many facets this site offers and more soon to come. Chat around, friend up like minded individuals, post, blog, make and form groups. These are just some of the ways in which you may interact and utilize this site to further your work and explore your greener passions.

We are all in this together and together we can help make things better.

Kudos to you for participating in this great work!


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