Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 7, 2006 –
The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is offering five full scholarships to college students to attend its 25th Annual Congress & Expo (see http://www.RecyclingConference.org), the nation's premiere educational and networking conference for recycling professionals. The event will take place October 22-25, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. NRC will fund travel, hotel, and registration expenses, as well as a one-year membership in the NRC. Scholarship funding is provided through a partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, in conjunction with NRC’s College and University Recycling Council (CURC).
"We are excited to offer several college students the chance to participate in educational sessions and workshops, to network with leading professionals in the recycling industry, and to explore opportunities for careers in recycling," says Kate Krebs, NRC's executive director. "We have been striving to bring more college students to the Congress & Expo, and this year, thanks to The Coca-Cola Company's assistance, we can fully fund the experience for several students."
The Congress & Expo features more than 35 sessions, as well as many tours, workshops and networking events, several of which are geared toward the college and university community. Sessions will address trends and initiatives shaping the future of recycling, pragmatic tips to improve recycling programs and reduce waste, interactive debates and discussions, and more. An Expo Hall with more than 100 exhibitors will showcase new products and services in the field.
To apply for a scholarship, students must complete an application available at http://www.RecyclingConference.org. Eligible students must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at a recognized university, college, or technical school during Fall 2006 or have graduated within the past year. Applicants must also include a letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member. Applications must be received by NRC no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, September 11, 2006.
About the National Recycling Coalition
The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is a 501(c)(3) membership organization of recycling professionals and advocates from every region of the country, in every sector of the waste reduction field. Local recycling coordinators, state and federal regulators, corporate environmental managers, environmental educators and advocates, college and university recycling coordinators and waste management professionals are all members of NRC. Founded in 1978, NRC’s objective is to eliminate waste and promote sustainable economies through advancing sound management practices for raw materials in North America. Learn more at http://www.nrc-recycle.org.
About the Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company's beverages at a rate exceeding 1.3 billion servings each day. The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners continuously strive to eliminate waste and promote recycling as responsible stewards of our business and the environment. From the design of our packaging to the collaborative partnerships with organizations such as the National Recycling Coalition, we are dedicated to finding smart, creative ways to help conserve the world’s natural resources. To learn more, see our Environmental Report at http://www.coca-cola.com.