The Emily Gray Junior High Honor Society requested recycling bins to help keep the valley verde in the Tanque Verde Valley. The Rincon Rotary and the Tucson Verde (Environmental) Club teamed up to help them. The students will compete for tickets to the Taste of Chocolate as part of their contest challenging each classroom to recycle the most items. The Tucson Verde club is looking forward to partnering with the students on future environmental projects.
Rincon Rotary's support is part of its Rotary LOCAL program, whose mission is to help improve the local community through educational outreach. Rotary LOCAL can provide manpower, resources from local business partners, or in some cases, direct financial support to teachers who apply for assistance.
To find out more about Rotary LOCAL and how it may be able to help you, go to rotarylocal.org. Primary support for Rotary LOCAL comes from the Rincon Rotary's annual fundraiser, The Tucson Taste of Chocolate.