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Published on Sep 12, 2012
This describes the nonprofit mission of the Go Green Initiative, which began in 2002. Since its inception in 2002, the Go Green Initiative has been endorsed by the National School Boards Association, National Recycling Coalition, adopted by numerous State PTA Boards, implemented in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, along with schools in Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe and Africa. There are currently over 2.4 million students and teachers in registered Go Green schools. Since 2005, GGI schools have kept over 10 million lbs. of recyclables out of landfills, which conserved the following: • 34,500 barrels of oil • 27 million gallons of water • 3,836 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions • 67 billion BTU's of energy • 14,104 cubic yards of landfill space
Some of the Ways GGI Helps Schools • Save money on utility bills by saving energy and water • Save money on waste hauling bills by pulling out recyclable material • Save money on purchasing by encouraging a culture of conservation and no waste • Generate revenue by profit sharing with recycling brokers • And much more...