Thank You, Teachers, for Helping America Recycle

You may have seen from our social media campaign and subsequent press coverage that at Rubicon® we recently engaged teachers from more than 470 schools in 49 states in our inaugural “Trick or Trash” Halloween recycling campaign, a program that we estimate reached more than 10,000 students across America.

The campaign helped students across the country recycle their Halloween candy wrappers in a recycling box provided by Rubicon’s partner, TerraCycle, while at the same time teaching students the importance of sustainability through a recycling lesson plan. The teaching materials were developed for elementary and middle school students and teachers were encouraged to incorporate them into their daily classroom sessions.

The campaign was focused on our company mission to end waste and was a major success. We were thrilled by the energy and engagement that teachers demonstrated and I was excited to see the photos that you sent in on social media of you and your students recycling your Halloween candy wrappers.

Quite simply, this is what Rubicon is all about.

Today, in honor of America Recycles Day, I want to thank every school and teacher that participated in our inaugural “Trick or Trash” Halloween recycling campaign. You took the challenge to make Halloween (which is my favorite holiday) a time to teach students how they can create a more sustainable planet.

To the more than 470 schools that took part in this campaign, I thank you for joining us on our mission to end waste and drive toward environmental innovation™ throughout America.

Thank You

  • Abelard Reynolds School No. 42 (Rochester, NY)
  • Abell Junior High School (Midland, TX)
  • Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology (Reno, NV)
  • Alcott College Prep (Chicago, IL)
  • Alexander Elementary (Jackson, TN)
  • Alisal High School (Salinas, CA)
  • All Saints Catholic School (Lakeville, MN)
  • Alyssa Freeman (Henrico, VA)
  • Amesti Elementary School (Watsonville, CA)
  • Andover Elementary School (Andover, CT)
  • Animal Tales Preschool (Wichita, KS)
  • Antioch High School (Antioch, CA)
  • Applewood Elementary School (Brunswick, OH)
  • Arbor Bay School (San Carlos, CA)
  • Artesia High School (Lakewood, CA)
  • ArtSpace Charter School (Swannanoa, NC)
  • Auburn Elementary School (Auburn Hills, MI)
  • Bakken Elementary School (Williston, ND)
  • Battle Creek Middle School (Spring Hill, TN)
  • Bay Trail Middle School (Penfield, NY)
  • Bear Creek Middle School (Statham, GA)
  • Beauclerc Elementary School (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Beauvoir School (Washington, DC)
  • Belmont Elementary School (Shawnee, KS)
  • Bentley Elementary School (Richmond, TX)
  • Bernice A Ray Elementary School (Hanover, NH)
  • Berry Creek Elementary (Berry Creek, CA)
  • Betsy Ross Elementary School (Prospect Heights, IL)
  • Big Bear Elementary School (Big Bear Lake, CA)
  • Big Bear Middle School (Big Bear Lake, CA)
  • Birmingham Falls Elementary School (Milton, GA)
  • Blacklick Valley Jr-Sr High School (Nanty-Glo, PA)
  • Bluffsview Elementary School (Columbus, OH)
  • Boothbay Region High School (Boothbay Harbor, ME)
  • Boulder Hill Elementary School (Montgomery, IL)
  • Bradford Elementary School (Bradford, VT)
  • Brecksville-Broadview Heights Chippewa (Brecksville, OH)
  • Briar Vista Elementary School (Atlanta, GA)
  • Brigham Academy (Winter Haven, FL)
  • Bright Horizons at Carnegie Center (Princeton, NJ)
  • Broad Street School (Gibbstown, NJ)
  • Broadus Wood Elementary School (Earlysville, VA)
  • Brookwood School (Thomasville, GA)
  • Brownsburg East Middle School (Brownsburg, IN)
  • Bruce Guadalupe Community School (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Buchser Middle School (Santa Clara, CA)
  • Buckner Elementary School (La Grange, KY)
  • Burlington Middle School (Burlington, KS)
  • Burns Avenue Elementary School (Hicksville, NY)
  • C.G. Credle Elementary School (Oxford, NC)
  • CA Frost Elementary School (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Calvary Christian Academy (Lake Havasu City, AZ)
  • Campbell Rd KinderCare (Richardson, TX)
  • Carolina International School (Concord, NC)
  • Carollton Elementary School (Oak Creek, WI)
  • Carolyn Park Middle School (Slidell, LA)
  • Central Elementary School (Haddonfield, NJ)
  • Chapel Hill – Chauncy Hall School (Waltham, MA)
  • Chatsworth Hills Academy (Chatsworth, CA)
  • Chelmsford High School (North Chelmsford, MA)
  • Cheshire Academy (Cheshire, CT)
  • Chester Elementary School (Chester, NY)
  • China Grove Elementary School (China Grove, NC)
  • Chris Yung Elementary School (Bristow, VA)
  • Christ the King School (Atlanta, GA)
  • Churchill Junior High School (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Clark Elementary School (Paducah, KY)
  • Clark Lane Middle School (Waterford, CT)
  • College Heights Christian School (Joplin, MO)
  • College Park Elementary School (Deer Park, TX)
  • Columbia Elementary (Palm Bay, FL)
  • Columbia Elementary School (Bellingham, WA)
  • Colvin Elementary School (Wichita, KS)
  • Conn-West Elementary School (Grandview, MO)
  • Connections Academy (Visalia, CA)
  • Copeland Middle School (Rockaway, NJ)
  • Country Oaks Elementary School (LaBelle, FL)
  • Crescent Park Elementary School (Bethel, ME)
  • Crozet Elementary School (Crozet, VA)
  • Culpeper Middle School (Culpeper, VA)
  • Cypress Cove Elementary School (Sulphur, LA)
  • Daniela Cubas (Lincoln, NE)
  • Delaware Township School (Sergeantsville, NJ)
  • Denham Oaks Elementary School (Lutz, FL)
  • Des Moines Elementary (Des Moines, WA)
  • Donlin Drive Elementary School (Liverpool, NY)
  • Durant Road Middle School (Raleigh NC)
  • Eagle Ridge Elementary School (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Earhart Environmental Magnet Elementary School (Wichita, KS)
  • Early Education Center (Round Lake, IL)
  • East Derry Memorial Elementary School (Derry, NH)
  • East Jordan Elementary (East Jordan, MI)
  • East Vincent Elementary School (Spring City, PA)
  • Eastern Pulaski Elementary School (Winamac, IN)
  • Edison Elementary School (Bow, WA)
  • Edna M Rollins School (Aurora, IL)
  • Elmcrest Elementary School (Liverpool, NY)
  • Escanaba High School (Escanaba, MI)
  • eStem Downtown Elementary School (Little Rock, AR)
  • Estrella Vista STEM Academy (Avondale, AZ)
  • Eugene Ashley High School (Wilmington, NC)
  • Fairmount Elementary School (Hackensack, NJ)
  • Fairview School (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Fairwood Elementary School (Renton, WA)
  • Fieldstone Middle School (Montvale, NJ)
  • Finn Academy (Elmira, NY)
  • First Assembly Christian Academy (Leesville, LA)
  • Fisher Hill Elementary School (Orange, MA)
  • Flatonia Elementary (Flatonia, TX)
  • Flood Brook Union School (Londonderry, VT)
  • Fort Worth Country Day School (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Frankford Friends School (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Free Science Workshop (Ithaca, NY)
  • G. W. Carver Elementary (Kannapolis, NC)
  • Garden Montessori School (Knoxville, TN)
  • Garrison High School (Garrison, ND)
  • Gemini Middle School (Niles, IL)
  • Genesis Academy (Nashville, TN)
  • George C Round Elementary School (Manassas, VA)
  • George I. Catrambone School (Long Branch, NJ)
  • Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, PA)
  • Gill St. Bernard’s School (Gladstone, NJ)
  • Globe Charter School (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Golden Valley High School (Santa Clarita, CA)
  • Goldsboro Elementary School (Sanford, FL)
  • Goshen Central High School (Goshen, NY)
  • Goshen Intermediate School (Goshen, NY)
  • Gower Elementary School (Nashville, TN)
  • Graham Elementary and Middle School (Columbus, OH)
  • Grassfield High School (Chesapeake, VA)
  • Greenbrook Elementary School (Hanover Park, IL)
  • Greenwood School (Hyattsville, MD)
  • Greer Elementary (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Halls Elementary School (Knoxville, TN)
  • Hannah Keller (Stillwater, MN)
  • Harbison West Elementary School (Columbia, SC)
  • Harding Elementary School (Kenilworth, NJ)
  • Harvard-Westlake School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Harvest Ridge Elementary School (St. Charles, MO)
  • Hayfield Elementary School (Alexandria, VA)
  • Hazel Park Prepatory Academy (Saint Paul, MN)
  • Healdsburg Elementary School (Healdsburg, CA)
  • Healdsburg Fitch Mountain Elementary School (Healdsburg, CA)
  • Helping Ninjas (Carmel, IN)
  • Hereford Middle School (Monkton, MD)
  • Heritage Middle School (Newark, OH)
  • Heron Pond Montessori School (Kitty Hawk, NC)
  • Hiatt Middle School (Des Moines, IA)
  • Hidden Valley Elementary School (San Anselmo, CA)
  • Homedale Elementary School (Homedale, ID)
  • Homedale High School (Homedale, ID)
  • Homestead High School (Mequon, WI)
  • Hyannis West Elementary School (Hyannis, MA)
  • Hyman Fine Elementary School (Attleboro, MA)
  • Imhotep Institute Charter High School (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Independent Learners’ Cooperative (Chicago, IL)
  • Indiantown Middle School (Indiantown, FL)
  • International Leadership of Texas (College Station, TX)
  • Inver Grove Heights Middle School (Inver Grove Heights, MN)
  • Iroquois Elementary School (Erie, PA)
  • Iroquois Jr./Sr. High School (Erie, PA)
  • Irving Middle School (Lincoln, NE)
  • Island Pacific Academy (Kapolei, HI)
  • Jackson Elementary School (Jackson, MT)
  • Jane Addams Middle School (Bolingbrook, IL)
  • Jennie Reed Elementary (Tacoma, WA)
  • Jessup Elementary School (Jessup, MD)
  • JJ Flynn Elementary School (Burlington, VT)
  • Jockey Hollow Middle School (Monroe, CT)
  • John F. Kennedy Middle School (Plantsville, CT)
  • Johnson City Learning Center (Johnson City, NY)
  • Joseph R. Pye Elementary School (Ladson, SC)
  • Juanita Gap Elementary School (Altoona, PA)
  • Jubilee Wells Branch (Austin, TX)
  • Kaneland High School (Maple Park, IL)
  • Keene Middle School (Keene, NH)
  • Kelvin Grove Elementary School (Lockport, IL)
  • Kent Island High School (Stevensville, MD)
  • Kiddi Kollege (Olate, KS)
  • La Academia (Chaska, MN)
  • Lacure Elementary School (Clio, MI)
  • LaFayette High School (LaFayette, GA)
  • Language Academy (San Diego, CA)
  • Latin School of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (Summit, NJ)
  • Lázaro Cardenas Elementary School (Chicago, IL)
  • Learning Foundation and Performing Arts School (Gilbert, AZ)
  • Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School (Sacramento, CA)
  • Lincoln Heights Environmental Connections Magnet Elementary (Fuquay-Varina, NC)
  • Lincoln Heights Magnet Elementary School (Fuquay-Varina, NC)
  • Lincoln-Douglas Elementary (Quincy, IL)
  • Lincoln-Irving Elementary (Moline, IL)
  • Littlebrook Elementary School (Princeton, NJ)
  • Liverpool High School (Liverpool, NY)
  • Lore Elementary (Ewing Township, NJ)
  • Louise Archer Elementary School (Vienna, VA)
  • Louisiana Tech Univeristy (Ruston, LA)
  • Lowell Elementary (Duluth, MN)
  • Lynhaven Elementary School (San Jose, CA)
  • Maggie Bardauskas (Anchorage, AK)
  • Manassas Park Middle School (Manassas Park, VA)
  • Manhattan School for Children (New York, NY)
  • Margaret Landell Elementary School (Cypress, CA)
  • Mariposa County High School (Mariposa, CA)
  • Marquette Catholic High School (Michigan City, IN)
  • Martin Luther King School (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Mary K Goode Elementary School (Middleborough, MA)
  • Mary McDowell Friends School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Mary Snow School (Bangor, ME)
  • Maryvale Preparatory School (Lutherville, MD)
  • Matawan Regional High School (Township, NJ)
  • Mater Dei Catholic High School (Chula Vista, CA)
  • Matilija Middle School (Ojai, CA)
  • Mayer Elementary (Mayer, AZ)
  • McKinley Elementary School (Fairfield, CT)
  • McKinley Middle School (St. Albans, WV)
  • Mehfoud Elementary School (Richmond, VA)
  • Meriwether Lewis Elementary School (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Metropolitan Montessori School (New York, NY)
  • Millbrook Magnet Elementary School (Raleigh, NC)
  • MIT Open Learning (Cambridge, MA)
  • Mockingbird Elementary School (Omaha, NE)
  • Monarch Academy – Glen Burnie (Glen Burnie, MD)
  • Montessori Nature School (Lenoir, NC)
  • Morgan Elementary School (Shelby Charter Twp, MI)
  • Morningside Elementary School (Perry, GA)
  • Mott Elementary School (Trenton, NJ)
  • Mount Desert Elementary School (Northeast Harbor, ME)
  • Mount Lebanon Elementary School (Pendleton, SC)
  • Mountain View High School (Meridian, ID)
  • Naalehu Elementary School (Naalehu, HI)
  • Nashville Junior High (Nashville, AR)
  • NCJH (Walker, LA)
  • Near North Montessori School (Chicago, IL)
  • New Durham Elementary School (New Durham, NH)
  • Next Generation Children’s Centers (Franklin, MA)
  • North Allegheny Senior High School (Wexford, PA)
  • North Broward Preparatory School (Coconut Creek, FL)
  • North Middle School (Brentwood, NY)
  • North Prairie Junior High School (Winthrop Harbor, IL)
  • North Smithfield Elementary School (North Smithfield, RI)
  • North Tattnall Middle School (Reidsville, GA)
  • Northern Essex Community College (Lawrence MA)
  • Northwest Primary School (Rutland, VT)
  • Oak Creek Elementary School (Lake Oswego, OR)
  • Oakridge High School (Oakridge, OR)
  • Oakwood Elementary School (Ortonville, MI)
  • Ohlone Elementary School (Royal Oaks, CA)
  • Olentangy Orange High School (Lewis Center, OH)
  • Orange Blossom Learning Center (Lancaster, PA)
  • Orange High School (Orange, CA)
  • Orchard View Middle School (Muskegon, MI)
  • Ostesgo Elementary School (Bowling Green, OH)
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Riverside (Riverside, CA)
  • Owen J Roberts High School (Pottstown, PA)
  • P.S. 58 The Carroll School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • P256Q@PS43 (Far Rockaway, NY)
  • Palisades Park Elemetary School (Charlotte, NC)
  • Park Avenue School (Westbury, NY)
  • Park Middle School (Lincoln, NE)
  • Park View Elementary School (Cleveland, TN)
  • Parkland Pre K Center (El Paso, TX)
  • Parkside Elementary (Coral Springs, FL)
  • Parkwood Elementary School (Maryland Heights, MO)
  • Pennock Elementary School (Brighton, CO)
  • Pennock Elementary School (Brighton, CO)
  • Peralta Elementary School (Oakland, CA)
  • Perry Hall Middle School (Baltimore, MD)
  • Peter S Ogden Elementary School (Vancouver, WA)
  • Phillips Academy High School (Chicago , IL)
  • Phillipsburg High School (Phillipsburg, NJ)
  • Pike County Career Technology Center (Piketon, OH)
  • Pinnalce Prep School (Lewisville, TX)
  • Ponderosa Elementary School (Bend, OR)
  • Portfolio School (New York, NY)
  • Post University (Waterbury, CT)
  • Prairie Mountain School (Eugene, OR)
  • Prospect Elementary School (Seymour, TN)
  • PS1 (West New York, NJ)
  • PS189M Magnet School of Inquiry and Expression (New York, NY)
  • PS3: The John Melser Charrette School (New York, NY)
  • Raft River Elementary (Malta, ID)
  • Rapid City Central High School (Rapid City, SD)
  • Reed Elementary School (Kuna, ID)
  • Rialto High School (Rialto, CA)
  • Rivendell Academy (Marysville, WA)
  • River Bluff Education Center (Red Wing, MN)
  • Riverside Middle School (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Roberto Bobby Barreara Elementary School (Laughlin AFB, TX)
  • Rock Bridge High School (Columbia, MO)
  • Rock Springs Elementary School (Apopka, FL)
  • Rogers Middle School (St. Louis, MO)
  • Roncalli High School (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Roosevelt Elementary School (Tampa, FL)
  • Roosevelt High School (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • Rosabelle W. Blake Academy (Lakeland, FL)
  • Roseway Heights Middle School (Portland, OR)
  • Ross Valley School District (San Anselmo, CA)
  • Russell Middle School (Russell, KY)
  • Saddlebrook Elementary School (Omaha, NE)
  • Saint Joseph School (Wilmette, IL)
  • Sam Salem CLC (Akron, OH)
  • Sandpiper Shores Elementary (Boca Raton, FL)
  • Sanford Middle School (Sanford, FL)
  • Sayeik: Gastineau Community School (Juneau, AK)
  • Scott Elementary School (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Seaford High School (Seaford, NY)
  • Seaman High School (Topeka, KS)
  • Seneca High School (Louisville, KY)
  • Shamrock Gardens Elementary (Charlotte, NC)
  • Sheridan Middle School (Thornville, OH)
  • Siegrist Elementary School (Platte City, MO)
  • Skyline Elementary School (Tacoma, WA)
  • Skyview Elementary School (Windsor, CO)
  • Sleepy Hollow Middle School (Sleepy Hollow NY)
  • Smithtown Christian School (Smithtown, NY)
  • Smythe Academy of Arts and Sciences (Sacramento, CA)
  • Sope Creek Elementary School (Marietta, GA)
  • South Loop Elemetary Schools (Chicago, IL)
  • South Middle School (Brentwood, NY)
  • Springdale Elementary School (Tulsa, OK)
  • Springhill Elementary School (Spring Hill, FL)
  • Springs Charter School (Temecula, CA)
  • St Michael Parish School (Olympia, WA)
  • St Peter’s Lutheran School (Elk Grove, CA)
  • St. Amant High School (St Amant, LA)
  • St. Dominic School (New Orleans, LA)
  • St. John’s Parish Day School (Ellicott City, MD)
  • St. Jude Catholic School (South Bend, IN)
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School (Arlington, NE)
  • St. Thomas Early Learning Center (College Station, TX)
  • Starlight Elementary School (Watsonville, CA)
  • STEM Prep Academy High School (Nashville, TN)
  • Stepping Stones Montessori School (Augusta, ME)
  • Sterling High School (Somerdale, NJ)
  • Strong Vincent Middle School (Erie, PA)
  • Suburban Park Elementary School (Norfolk, VA)
  • Sunrise Elementary (Smithfield, UT)
  • Swimming River Elementary School (Tinton Falls, NJ)
  • Table Rock Elementary (White City, OR)
  • Temecula Elementary School (Temecula, CA)
  • Templeton High School (Templeton, CA)
  • The BellaVita Preschool (Longmont, CO)
  • The Delta School (Wilson, AR)
  • The Grant Academy (Woodstock, GA)
  • The Grove School (Redlands, CA)
  • The Howard School (Atlanta, GA)
  • The Pingry School (Basking Ridge, NJ)
  • The PLAY Network of Missoula (Missoula, MT)
  • The Schoolhouse Learning Center (South Burlington, VT)
  • The Westminster Schools (Atlanta, GA)
  • Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Thompson Instructional Center (Joliet, IL)
  • Tiebreaker Elementary School (Idaho Falls, ID)
  • Towers Elementary School (Torrance, CA)
  • Tradewinds Middle School (Greenacres, FL)
  • TriBeCa Community School (New York, NY)
  • Trickum Middle School (Lilburn, GA)
  • Trowbridge Street School (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Twin Echo Elementary School (Collinsville, IL)
  • Unionville Elementary School (Unionville, IN)
  • University Academy (Akron, OH)
  • University City High School (San Diego, CA)
  • Upper Perkiomen High School (Pennsburg, PA)
  • Viejo Elementary School (Mission Viejo, CA)
  • Vista Charter Academy (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Vista Middle School (Las Cruces, NM)
  • W. W. Lewis Middle School (Sulphur, LA)
  • Wachter Middle School (Bismarck, ND)
  • Walnut Creek Elementary (Papillion, NE)
  • Washburn Elementary School (Auburn, ME)
  • Washburn Elementary School (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Washington Elementary School (Redondo Beach, CA)
  • Washington Middle School (Washington, MO)
  • Water and Sims Career School (Red Bank, NJ)
  • Waynewood Elementary (Alexandria, VA)
  • Wayside Elementary School (Ocean, NJ)
  • Wellington Landings Middle School (Wellington, FL)
  • West End Elementary School (Meadville, PA)
  • West High School (Bakersfield, CA)
  • West Jackson Elementary School (Hoschton, GA)
  • West Oakland Middle School (Oakland, CA)
  • West Ranch High School (Santa Clarita, CA)
  • West Springfield High School (West Springfield, VA)
  • Western Alamance High School (Elon, NC)
  • Westridge Elementary (Kansas City, MO)=
  • Westwood Elementary School (Westlake, LA)
  • Wildwood Elementary School (Tomball, TX)
  • Will Rogers Learning Community (Santa Monica, CA)
  • William Foster Elementary School (Hingham, MA)
  • Williams Elementary School (Oakland, ME)
  • Williamsburg Montessori School (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Williamsburg Prepatory High School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Willow Grove Elementary School (Hackettstown, NJ)
  • Wilmette Junior High School (Wilmette, IL)
  • Wilson Creek Elementary School (Manhattan, IL)
  • Windemere Community Learning Center (Akron, OH)
  • Windham Primary School (Windham, ME)
  • Windsor Forest Elementary School (Savannah, GA)
  • Winnacunnet High School (Hampton, NH)
  • Wittenburg Elementary School (Taylorsville, NC)
  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (Vienna, VA)
  • Woodbrook Elementary (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Woodlake Elementary School (Mandeville, LA)
  • Woodson Branch Nature School (Marshall, NC)
  • Woodstock Elementary School (Murray, UT)
  • WT Henning Elementary School (Sulphur, LA)
  • Yorba Linda High School (Yorba Linda, CA)

Nate Morris is CEO of Rubicon Global. To stay ahead of Rubicon’s announcements of new partnerships and collaborations around the world, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or contact us today.

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