â€œOne Bottle One Dreamâ€- Nationwide Recycling Effort Blasts Off From Hillsborough County
Tampa â€“ Local author Stephanie Armenia wants to encourage the habit of recycling early In life to ensure each child understands that their environmental choices matter and will have a direct impact on their earth. While reading her book, â€œWhen Will We Be Recycled, Momma?â€ children will vow to take pride in their earth and be responsible for recycling their own plastic water bottles.
The goal is for families and companies across the United States interested in gifting a child with a recycling book in their hand and passion for a greener tomorrow in their heart to log onto OneBottleOneDream.com and take advantage of the â€œBuy Multiple Booksâ€ discount to gift to summer camps, after school programs and friends.
In â€œWhen Will We Be Recycled, Momma?â€ a water bottle named Jack is the main character who dreams of being recycled into a spaceship and blasting off to the moon. However, in order for his dream to come true, he must rely upon the family who buys him and ultimately the main character, Juju, to be responsible enough to recycle him.
The One Bottle One Dream recycling project launched on April 21, 2011 at McKitrick Elementary in Lutz, Florida. On hand were Barbara Hancock, Superintendent of Elementary Education in Hillsborough County, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, Earnest Graham who read aloud leading the first 170-second graders to take the pledge. Sponsors included Chick-Fil-A, St. Josephâ€™s North, Full Sail University, WireTree and Pratt Industries who donated $1,000.00 to gift the first run of books.
For more information, contact Stephanie Armenia at 813-624-4355 or Sarmenia1[@]verizon.net