Release Date: 10.07.2011 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Ovie Mughelli Foundation
NFL's Greenest Athlete Supporting Participation at Upcoming Metro Atlanta Kids Recycle Day
Bring Your Old Stuff for a Special Day of Recycling on November 12
The first annual Metro Atlanta Kids Recycle Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Atlanta Civic Center. Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowler and Eco-Athlete is encouraging families to respectfully "Clean Your Rooms" of old items for a special day of recycling. Items being collected include electronics, household batteries, coats in usable condition, bicycles in usable condition, sports equipment, plastic toys, old school papers, used coloring books, broken crayons, kids orthopedic equipment, kids books and expired medications. Kids and their families will receive gifts and recycling information at the event and for added fun, Santa and his Elf Magic elves will be there to help with collecting the old toys to be recycled.
To register for the Metro Atlanta Kids Recycling Day, please visit
The Ovie Mughelli Foundation, lead by Mughelli who according to Earth 911.com is known as the National Football League’s top Green athlete, is supportting the Little Green Path Foundation and Live Thrive for their hosting this event, focused on showing kids what can be accomplished when we all work together to clean up and recycle. "We want kids to get excited about recycling," states Debbie Smith, Executive Director of The Little Green Path Foundation. "If children can see how the items they don’t use or need anymore can be recycled into new products or reused by someone else, hopefully they’ll begin forming positive habits that will last a lifetime," explains Smith.
Since 2008, the Ovie Mughelli Foundation has been encouraging kids to make practical lifestyle changes in everyday life. Mughelli has stated: "You have to care about the Planet; we have no place else we can live but here! With my status as an NFL player, I have the ability to motivate and set an example to being a good environmental steward."
"Children not only benefit but they play a key role in making our communities better places to live and thrive," explains Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe, Live Thrive Executive Director. "Thanks to our sponsors and concerned citizens, during the past three events we’ve kept over 170,000 lbs. of hazardous materials from entering landfills, and we’re just getting started!"
The Ovie Mughelli Foundation will be among the strategic partners for the event. The Foundation will take the usable bikes, sports equipment and coats, which will be shared with Atlanta kids in need. Mughelli has worked through his foundation to spread the message of environmental education and stewardship to the youth of our nation.
Sponsors that will make Metro Atlanta Kids Recycle Day possible include Ernst & Young, Global Imports, Elf Magic, Atlanta Hilton, Gorilla Bags and Natural Awakenings Magazine.
For more details about the event visit www.AtlantaKidsRecycleDay.org. For companies, organizations or individuals who would like to participate in sponsoring the event, contact Peggy Whitlow, 404.771.5322.
ABOUT OVIE MUGHELLI FOUNDATION:
The Ovie Mughelli Foundation is a 501(c) 3 federal tax-exempt organization that supports the overall development of youth socially, mentally and physically by implementing and assisting quality programs that educate the youth on the environment. We want to empower the youth to take ownership and pride about their lives and the roles that they play in society. For more information, please visit www.omfgreen.org
About The Little Green Path Foundation:
The Little Green Path Foundation, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a non-profit organization focused on environmental education for children. The organization’s mission is to provide parents and early childhood educators with opportunities and resources to teach young children about taking care of our Earth and to teach that small steps can make a difference in keeping our Earth happy, healthy and green. For more information, visit www.littlegreenpath.org or call 404.277.9816.
About Live Thrive:
Live Thrive, a 501(c)3 non-profit, operates as an online platform to raise awareness and money for environment-focused education and community projects. Live Thrive’s goal is to connect people with inspiring local projects and provide them with an opportunity to contribute to the organization’s mission. For more information, visit www.livethrive.org, or call 404.771.5322.
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