On America Recycles Day (November 15), Novelis and its partners including the City of Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability, the Atlanta Falcons, Green Guy, Habitat for Humanity, the National Black and Latino Council, and Keep America Beautiful, were honored for Recycle for Good – the grass-roots program that educates our communities on the value of recycling and promoting sustainable business practices. Its goal of recycling 3 million aluminum bottles and cans this football season will help fund a Habitat for Humanity home build for a family in Atlanta’s historic Westside community.
As of November 15, Recycle for Good has saved 379,148 aluminum bottles and cans from ending up in Georgia landfills. We thank our employees, partners, the Atlanta community and Falcons fans for continuing to Recycle for Good. Together we’re making tremendous progress, but will need the ongoing support and dedication of all our partners to reach this ambitious goal.
In Honor of America Recycles Day:
The Atlanta City Council is proud to recognize Novelis, Green Guy, the City of Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability, and the National Black and Latino Council as they team with Keep America Beautiful to educate, expose, and engage students at Benteen Elementary School on recycling; and
Novelis is the world leader in rolled aluminum products and recycling and it is also the largest global producer of automotive and beverage can sheet. Novelis and Atlanta Falcons Rise Up launched the Recycle for Good campaign to challenge fans and citizens to recycle three million cans to fund the building of an Atlanta Habitat for Humanity house in the Vine City/English Avenue neighborhood; and
Eric Moncrief, aka the Green Guy, creates educational green initiatives for elementary school children. He is a passionate sustainability advocate, rising eco speaker, and host of the Talk with Green Guy Show on 640 WGST; and
The City of Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability has been working on greening Atlanta as a top-tier green city. The office promotes waste reduction and recycling programs that teaches sustainable best practices; and
The National Black and Latino Council USA is a non-profit organization that focuses on diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. The council has formed a corporate partnership with Novelis and formed community partnerships to spearhead this collaboration on America Recycles Day by teaming with Keep America Beautiful to encourage Benteen students to recycle; and
Ashley Gravlee, Novelis, the Green Guy, Michelle Wiseman, and Lance Robertson encourage everyone to rethink recycling as a lifestyle.
Now, Therefore, We, the members of the Atlanta City Council, and on behalf of the citizens of Atlanta, hereby recognize Novelis, the Green Guy, NBLC USA, the City of Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability, and Keep America Beautiful for their recycling efforts on this 15th day of November 2016.
To learn more about the Recycle for Good program, please visit www.atlantafalcons.com/recycleforgood.