What: Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful is kicking off America Recycles Day, November 15, 2019 with four schools receiving their Buddy Benches in a special ribbon cutting ceremony.
Friday, November 15
9:30 a.m. Somerset Academy – 4402 SW Yamada Drive
1:30 p.m. Southport Middle School – 2420 SE Morningside Blvd.
Monday, November 18
8:45 a.m. Sunlight Christian Academy – 477 SW Cashmere Blvd.
11:00 a.m. Village Green Environmental Studies School – 1700 SE Lennard Rd.
Why: These schools all started collecting caps last Spring and throughout the summer to attain their 200-pound per bench goals. The four schools collected a total of 807.3 pounds of caps!
Each school needs to collect 200 pounds of caps to create one bench. Once collected, KPSLB sends the caps to Green Tree Plastics, based in Evansville, IN, who have created a program designed to fabricate the benches to help educate students about recycling. Community members are invited and encouraged to help the students reach their goal of 200 pounds of caps.
KPSLB will then work with the five schools who have signed up to participate for 2019-2020: St. Lucie West K-8, Rivers Edge Elementary, Savanna Ridge, PACE Center for Girls, and Northport K-8. Any local business or community group that would like to help one of these local schools attain their Buddy Bench by sponsoring a bench can contact Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful at 772-871-5103.
To learn more about KPSLB's Buddy Bench project, visit www.cityofpsl.com/buddybench
The City of Port St. Lucie is proud to be a hometown where people live, learn, work and play, and celebrate all of life’s opportunities. With over 195,000 residents, Port St. Lucie is Florida’s seventh largest city by population (South Florida’s 3rd largest city). The City occupies an area of 120 square miles in St. Lucie County on Florida’s east coast, about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach, half way between Miami and Orlando. The City provides most traditional municipal services including law enforcement, water and sewer, and public works. For more information, please visit: www.cityofpsl.com
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