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Renovation Christmas tree

December 1, 2013
Shelby Yates - GR student , Reinbeck Courier

The Lincoln Savings Bank has hosted the annual Miracle on Main tree walk for over a decade now, and for the second year, the GR Renovation Club participated in making a tree! If you strolled through the bank lobby last year, you may recall that really tiny tree with the milk gallon for a trunk and a plastic bottle tree skirt. This year, Renovation stepped out and went big, creating a tree entirely out of plastic bottles almost seven feet tall! The tree is completely covered with recyclable materials and includes over two dozen interesting facts about all things environmental!

Most importantly is the reason why the club decided to make a tree this year. The members of Renovation were absolutely appalled to find out that just between Thanksgiving and New Years is when the U.S. creates 25% of their overall food waste! Not only that, but during the holiday season, the U.S. creates over five million tons of waste! They are hoping that facts like these will evoke people to consider ways they could help the planet, especially during this upcoming holiday season. The tree offers over 30 suggestions of how this can be accomplished? those same ideas can be found at this website: www.50waystohelp.com

The student members of the GR Renovation Club also have a competitive edge! When you go check out the tree and discover it is the best of the best (because they know it is), then you should definitely vote their tree as the overall winner! Your vote will not only support students' creativity, but their passion for a serious issue like the environment! Most importantly, however, they just hope that you will be inspired to be more environmentally conscientious as you prepare and participate in this most wonderful time of the year!

 
 

 

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