In the past few years I have become more and more conscious of the amount of garbage we produce at our house. We have recycled for years even though there is no curb side pickup in our neighborhood. This usually means that the "stuff" rides around in my trunk until I can go by one of the recycling centers.
Last year, while recycling at Granbery Elementary on a Saturday morning, I had the chance to talk to Sherry. She started the Granbery Recycling program in 1986 as a way to teach the kids about the earth and what we put into it. Not only has this been a great teaching tool, the money raised goes back to the school.
Up until last year, when Metro opened a 24 hour/7 day a week recycling center in the parking lot at the WalMart Market at Nippers' Corner, they raised close to $10,000 annually. The numbers are down considerably! This was enough information to cause me to go ONLY to Granbery to do my recycling!
But, then I had to arrange my schedule to do it on Saturday mornings. No longer. Now the recycle receptacles are there all day Friday and every Saturday morning until Noon. The best part about going on Saturday is that there are usually several students of Granbery there to help unload your car!
I feel very passionate about this program and would hate to see us loose this wonderful fundraiser for our local school and the opportunity to teach these children that finding a way to reuse, reduce or recycle is very important to our environment!
If you are looking for more information about this area or any information about Real Estate in Nashville Tennessee feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or search for homes at www.ConnieHarvey.com .