Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program (and Giveaway)


In 2008, Elmer’s Products, Inc., started their Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program, which encourages classrooms across the United States to actively learn about recycling by collecting empty glue bottles and glue sticks to be recycled. How does the program work? Teachers and parent volunteers simply take their boxes of “empties” to the nearest Walmart store and drop them off with the people greeter. Walmart then sends the empty products to the appropriate recycling facilities.

The first year of the program was a huge success! More than 16,000 teachers, 83,000 classrooms and one million students recycled approximately 2 million Elmer’s glue sticks and bottles. For the 2008-2009 school year, Elmer’s Glue recognized four outstanding classrooms that participated in the program, including one grand prize winner. As their reward, Elmer’s will work with American Forests to plant 1,000 trees in the classroom’s honor as part of the Global ReLeaf ecosystem restoration project that often reforests areas decimated by wildfires.

If you’re a teacher or parent interested in participating in the Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program, you may register for the free program all year long at ElmersGlueCrew.com. (If your classroom registered last year, you do not need to register again this year.) Also available on the website are program updates, recycling tips and fun craft ideas.

As a thank you for spreading the word about the Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program, Elmer’s was kind enough to send me a wonderful prize kit consisting of a really cool orange backpack filled with Elmer’s glue products. I never knew so many Elmer’s products existed! We received Washable School Glue, Glue-All Multi-Purpose Glue, School Glue Sticks (in an adorable little box shaped like a bus), Jumbo Washable Glitter Paint Pens, Washable Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable Gel School Glue… I may be forgetting something!

Even better, they were kind enough to offer one of these fantastic prize kits to one of YOU! How can you enter? For your first REQUIRED entry, please visit www.ElmersGlueCrew.com and leave a comment here telling something you learned about the program.

You can earn additional entries by:

Becoming a fan of the Elmer’s Glue Crew fan page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elmers-Glue-Crew/52709797950?ref=mf. Leave a comment with your Facebook name.

Becoming a fan of Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/blognetworks/blog/susan_heim_on_parenting/. Leave a comment with your Facebook name.

Following @ElmersGlueCrew and @ParentingAuthor (me) on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the URL of your tweet. You may tweet once a day. Please leave a separate comment for each tweet.

Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog. (The code is in the upper right-hand column of this site.) Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

Posting this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post.

Listing Susan Heim on Parenting as one of your Favorites on Technorati. (See “Add this Blog to My Technorati Favorites” banner on the left sidebar.) Leave a comment with your Technorati user name.

Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS, as a Follower on Blogger, or on your Kindle (see sign-up options on sidebars). Leave a comment for each subscription method. *BONUS: If you subscribe via Kindle, you’ll receive 5 entries! Please leave 5 separate comments if you’re a Kindle subscriber.

One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, Sylvia, who said... I subscribe: sylviawhit@gmail.com.




53 comments:

  1. Hi Susan! What a fabulous program!
    I will spread this to our area's schools! I like that part of the program has classroom resources!
    Please enter me in your fun prize drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
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  2. I am now a fan of the Elmer's Glue
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    Again, many thanks.....Cindi
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  3. Also, I am a fan on your Facebook Page!
    All is appreciated!
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  4. Love the fact it has classroom resources.

    Thanks for the contest!

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  5. i learned that by participating in the program of recycling students can learn about the importance of recycling and have opportunity to win free things - yay
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  9. I learned the program reached more than 750,000 students!
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  11. I learned that participating is super easy.
    The last part is to Bring your full receptacle of empty glue containers to your nearest Wal-Mart beginning Earth Day, April 22, 2009, and give it to one of the Wal-Mart People Greeters.

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  12. I learned that the class can track their progress on a webpage. This is a great program I will definately bring it up at the first PTA meeting! thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  16. I learned that it is important to bring the empty glue and glue stick containers to your nearest Wal-Mart to ensure your empties are recycled properly.
    Great program!
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  30. I learned that Elmers has teamed up with Walmart in this project. SO once the teachers and students collect the empty recycables the teacher can drop the box off at Walmart.
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  37. I learned that they have a goal to collect over 2 million glue bottles and sticks this school year! Wow!

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  47. In total, nearly 1.2 Million students participated in this recycling program!

    whoa oh! This is part of something huge.

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