Anthem College wins ecology grant
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The National Technical Honors Society at Anthem College-Phoenix was recently awarded a grant from the Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! environmental education program to support a student-led campus recycling project. Anthem’s “Green Team” was the only recipient in Arizona.
The Anthem team will use the grant to expand recycling programs at the campus, located at 1515 East Indian School Road in Phoenix. In addition to recycling paper, plastic and aluminum, grant funds will be used to create a student mentoring program in recycling education. The team will also send podcasts on recycling to students at Anthem’s 22 other campuses and online college.
Anthem College applied for the $500 grant after reviewing a student poll in which 80 percent expressed a high level of interest in expanding recycling opportunities on campus.
“We are delighted that our National Technical Honors Society students have received this recognition from Project Learning Tree,” said Anthem Education Chancellor, James D. Hutton. “Our students, many of whom are busy working adults, have demonstrated their commitment to the larger community in which they live, study and work.”
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation. It awarded 26 grants to schools and youth organizations in 19 states after reviewing more than 100 applications. GreenWorks! is PLT’s service-learning program that engages PLT educators, students and their communities in “learning by doing” local environmental stewardship projects.