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Turning Trash into

Turning Trash into "Cold" Hard Cash

On a very cold day near the shores of Lake Erie, the Material Handlers at NERC gather the trash from each of the housing units all sorted by card board, plastic, and aluminum cans to be placed in recycling bins for delivery to recycling centers in Northern Ohio, who in turn weigh the materials and write checks back to the institution for the recycled goods. This is all part of The Roots of Success program, which is an empowering environmental literacy and job readiness curriculum for corrections and re-entry programs. This program helps institutions achieve their sustainability goals and prepare offenders for employment opportunities in the green economy upon re-entry into society.


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