Rochester Hills Schools Receive $16,000 Through Green Schools Program

Resident Donations of Recyclebank Points Fund Green School Projects The City of Rochester Hills, in partnership with Recyclebank, is proud to announce that nine Rochester Hills schools received a total of $16,000 in green grants through the Recyclebank Green Schools Program. This program allows schools to educate and motivate students to promote a more sustainable, greener lifestyle. The City of Rochester Hills and Recyclebank have been partners since 2008, and since 2011, Rochester … [Read more...]

Last Chance to Turn Your Trash into Cash for Our Schools

Only a Few Days Remain for the 2017 Green Schools Program The deadline for residents to turn their trash into cash through the annual Green Schools program is coming to a close. This year, 12 schools submitted projects to make their students' green dreams a reality. Eco clubs, PTAs, teachers, and individual students across the community work together to design environmentally friendly class projects. University Hills, for example, has benefited from the Green Schools program the … [Read more...]

Donate your Recyclebank Points to Rochester Hills Green School Finalists

City Encourages Residents to Donate Recyclebank Points for Projects From now until March 15, Recyclebank members can donate points to schools of their choice with just a few clicks. Rochester Hills schools have been longtime participants in Recyclebank’s Green Schools Program. To date, over $50,000 has been awarded to Rochester Community Schools to implement projects ranging from outdoor learning centers, recycling bins, water refilling stations, and more. This year, 11 Rochester … [Read more...]

Residents Turn Recyclebank Points into Real Dollars for Students

12 Rochester Hills Schools Selected as Green Schools Finalists The City of Rochester Hills is proud to announce that 12 of the Rochester area schools are finalists for the Reyclebank Green Schools Program. This program allows schools to apply for up to $2500 to educate and motivate students to live a greener lifestyle. Rochester Hills schools have been longtime participants in Recyclebank’s Green Schools Program. To date, Recyclebank has given over $25,000 to Rochester Community Schools. … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Awarded Mayor of the Year

Rochester Hills Recognized for Innovative Recycling On June 19, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett was presented with the "Mayor of the Year" at the 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors for his commitment to increasing Recycling in Rochester Hills. "Mayor Barnett is a true Recyclebank champion. His leadership from day one has made the program one of the most successful in the nation," said Javier Flaim, CEO of Recyclebank. "He optimized our partnership with Rochester Hills and rallied the community to … [Read more...]

Mayor shares local innovation with Rochester Hills residents in State of City Address

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett welcomed his town to a crowded Emagine theatre as he delivered his seventh State of the City Address centered on innovation Wednesday night. “I’m incredibly excited about the news tonight because we have a really great story to tell,” Barnett said prior to the event. And that story is one of low city unemployment rates—5 percent compared to Michigan’s 8.9 percent according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, second lowest in the state—as well as high … [Read more...]

2 Rochester schools win ‘green’ grants

Through March 15, Rochester Hills residents who participate in the Recyclebank program can donate their earned points to help two local elementary schools receive a Green Schools Grant. Long Meadow and University Hills have been selected as Recyclebank Green Schools and are competing with 27 others across the United States. Recyclebank will give the schools $1 for every 250 points donated up to $2,500. Part of the money will be matched by Domtar, a national paper company. “This is the … [Read more...]

Hills awarded for climate protection efforts

The City of Rochester Hills was honored for two environmental initiatives during the 2012 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards June 13 in Orlando, Florida. The program sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart. The city received an honorable mention for Mayor Bryan Barnett’s “25 in 2” initiative. Barnett challenged city staff to look for ways to save energy in city buildings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save on the energy used in city buildings by 25 percent in 2 years. The … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor, About the Mayoral Race of Rochester Hills

Dear Editor, As August 2nd approaches, I am excited to join fellow voters to gladly retain Bryan Barnett as the mayor of Rochester Hills. As a new resident, having moved from downtown Rochester, and childhood resident of Oakland Township, I have been able to follow the changes over the decades in our area. In the past few years, I've noticed how Rochester Hills has really become one of the best places to raise a family, due to many improvements Mayor Bryan Barnett has made. As the Mayor … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Schools Awarded First Recyclebank Grant

Rochester Hills, Michigan – Recyclebank gets to the root of what it means to “live a green life” through its latest initiative, the Green Schools Program. Rochester Hills was the first city to offer the recycling program in the state, and now they celebrate another first. Hamlin Elementary and Brooklands Elementary have been selected as the first schools in Michigan to receive a grant that will allow them to bring their schools environmental projects to life.  "Through our partnership with … [Read more...]