The Buffalo Sabres Green Team has announced it will be teaming up with the Buffalo Recycling Alliance to host a "Community Carnival and RecycleFest" on April 27, from noon until 2 p.m., at Community Charter School, 404 Edison Ave. All are invited for a chance to play games, win prizes, learn about recycling, and enjoy food and refreshments. Expect to see SabreTooth, the mascot of the Buffalo Sabres, as well as local dignitaries such as Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes at the event.
A part of Global Youth Service Day, "RecycleFest" is a celebration of youth involved in recycling projects and programs. Global Youth Service Day is an annual event in which youth around the world do acts of service for their communities. This year, the Buffalo Recycling Alliance has made recycling a focus for Global Youth Service Day in Buffalo. Youth from schools and universities in Buffalo are joining together to spread the word about recycling at their schools, in their homes, and in their communities.
Prior to the "Community Carnival and RecycleFest," teams of youth will be walking throughout the neighborhood around the Community Charter School - picking up litter, educating local residents about recycling, and inviting them to the carnival.
There is still time for youth and adults alike to volunteer. To get involved, contact Kyla Jaquish from the Buffalo Recycling Alliance at [email protected] or 716-852-4191, ext 115.
The Buffalo Sabres are dedicated to the sustainability of the environment in Western New York and Southern Ontario through the "Blue & Gold Make Green Initiative." The organization is committed to creating programming to help its fans reduce their environmental footprint and, at the same time, educate Sabres fans on conservation issues, teaching fans how to be greener, and directing them to additional resources where they can learn more about environmental issues.
The Green Team Program, presented by National Fuel, is supported by "Green Partners" NOCO and Modern Recycling.
The Buffalo Recycling Alliance is a volunteer group dedicated to boosting Buffalo's recycling rate. It was founded by the Partnership for the Public Good, Olmsted Center for Sight, Sierra Club Niagara Group, Buffalo First, Citizens' Campaign for the Environment, and Ujima Theater, with the assistance of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.