N.Y. WOMAN WINS NAT’L RECYCLING PRIZE

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N.Y. WOMAN WINS NAT’L RECYCLING PRIZE

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    New York Woman Wins National Recycling Prize
    America
    Recycles Day, Inc. today awarded its National Grand Prize, a new Ford
    Escape Hybrid, to Myrna Gittler of Plainview, New York. Myrna’s pledge
    to recycle more was drawn from more than 100,000 pledges entered in the
    national drawing during last year’s America Recycles campaign, which is
    celebrated on November 15 of each year.Rockville Centre, Ny) June  2006
    – America Recycles Day, Inc. today awarded its National Grand Prize, a
    new Ford Escape Hybrid, to Myrna Gittler of Plainview, New York.
    Myrna’s pledge to recycle more was drawn from more than 100,000 pledges
    entered in the national drawing during last year’s America Recycles
    campaign, which is celebrated on November 15 of each year.    America
    Recycles awards prizes such as fuel-efficient cars, bikes composed of
    recycled content, and in some years, eco-friendly houses to raise
    awareness of the importance of recycling and buying products made from
    recycled materials. In 2005, Americans of all ages from all 50 states
    filled out pledge cards, which were entered into the drawing. The
    pledge cards, submitted at more than 900 America Recycles events
    nationwide and via the America Recycles website, asked participants to
    affirm their commitment to recycling and buying recycled products.   
    Myrna was joined by her husband, Harold, in accepting the keys to their
    new hybrid SUV during a ceremony today at Able Ford in Rockville
    Centre. Mayor Eugene Murray (Village of Rockville Centre, NY); Meg
    Morris, Chairperson, America Recycles (Washington, DC) and Jimmy
    O’Connor, Program Coordinator, America Recycles (Washington, DC), along
    with representatives from the New York State Department of
    Environmental Conservation and the Association of Long Island Recycling
    Officials presented the car to the couple.America Recycles events are
    coordinated throughout New York by the Department of Environmental
    Conservation. “By actively participating in America Recycles campaigns,
    New York is doing an excellent job of making its residents aware of the
    value of recycling and buying recycled products,” said Meg Morris.The
    Gittlers, longtime recyclers of 30 years on Long Island, take their
    pledge to recycle to heart. Myrna Gittler, director of a nearby nursery
    school, utilizes recycled materials on a daily basis, from reusing the
    back side of office paper to arts and crafts projects for the children.
    Harold Gittler, retired South Bronx social work administrator, used
    recycled materials for craft projects and to furnish the community
    facility. “We all should recycle and reuse materials, whenever
    possible, to avoid wasting natural resources,” remarked Myrna
    Gittler.America Recycles also awarded five Trek bicycles made with
    recycled aluminum frames to youth who completed pledge cards, including
    Brendan Nelson, Connecticut; Lindsey Martin, Michigan; Melvin Patrick
    Pearsall, Florida; Julianna Foglio, California; and Mary Ellen Bennett,
    South Carolina.
    About America Recycles
    America Recycles Day, Inc.
    is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which sponsors the annual
    America Recycles campaign, culminating in an America Recycles
    celebration on November 15 each year. America Recycles is sponsored by
    Novelis, Staples, Inc., American Beverage Association, and Waste
    Management Recycle America. The organization is managed by the National
    Recycling Coalition. For more information, visit
    http://www.americarecyclesday.org.