Archdiocese receives county recycling grant
February 27, 2011
CATHEDRAL DEANERY — A grant from the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District will assist in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s efforts to be better stewards of God’s creation.
Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune presents Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr with a check to support the archdiocese’s Parish Recycling Initiative.
(CT photo/Colleen Kelley)
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr accepted a District Priority Grant for $14,500 from Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune during a press conference Feb. 10 at the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners chambers in downtown Cincinnati.
The archdiocese requested funding through the District Priority Grant to implement the Parish Recycling Effort, a comprehensive recycling program by Catholic parishes with in the district boundary. The year-round recycling effort will divert considerable waste generated at parish festivals, sporting events and other functions. Grant funds will purchase 130 easily transportable recycling containers.
The District Priority Grant provides funding annually to innovative recycling and waste reduction projects in Hamilton County. In 2011 the three district priorities include permanent recycling in public spaces, recycling at large events and organics diversion.