Disney is engaging the next generation of recyclers and reusers with Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green, a campaign that provides education and green tips to encourages kids to make green pledges in honor of the upcoming America Recycles Day.
Green tips range from ways to reduce waste to conserving energy and water to buying products made of recycled content. Kids can make up to 38 different pledges and then share their commitments with friends online. So far, more than 500,000 users have committed to use less water.
As part of Project Green, kids also get to vote on how Disney will divide up $1 million in donations to environmental causes. Among the causes to choose from are The Jane Goodall Institutes’ Million Trees Project and The Nature Conservancy’s Internship Youth Program. Users must register to vote and can do so through the end of November.
In partnership with Keep America Beautiful, Disney is promoting a Paper Recycling Drive that encourages kids to collect paper for their local recycling programs. It chose paper – representing the largest portion of the solid waste stream in the U.S.
From Nov. 11-15, you can bring in T-shirts to your local Disney Store to be recycled and turned into paper. You’ll also receive a discount for each T-shirt recycled.