AmeriCorps, welding students paint recycling bins for America Recycles Day (standalone photos)

INA, Ill. (Nov. 14, 2013) - In celebration of America Recycles Day, one dozen Rend Lake College AmeriCorps and welding students picked up a paintbrush to revamp three large recycling bins on the Ina campus. The bins collect almost every recyclable material, from cardboard to paper to aluminum, and are available to the RLC community, students and staff. Once dried and re-labeled, the bins will be located behind the maintenance building.

Tomorrow, 10 teams comprised of various athletic and academic clubs and teams will travel to the Mt. Vernon Walmart Supercenter to participate in a scavenger hunt. The groups will search for items designated as recyclable or “green.” The event will start at 2 p.m. Some of the teams who may participate include the Warriors baseball, softball and volleyball teams, College Bowl, AmeriCorps, Student Transfer and Retention Support (STARS), Radiologic Technology, Art League and Phi Theta Kappa.

Both events are sponsored by the Keep America Beautiful organization and the RLC Greening the Campus Committee. For more information on the committee, visit

PaintingBinsAmeriCorpshotNov13 wSix AmeriCorps workers take a break from painting to pose for a picture in front of the three recycling bins in the Rend Lake College Hitting Zone. Pictured is, FROM LEFT, Nathaniel Groh of Mt. Vernon, Josh Zimmerman of Ina, Cassidy Neal of Benton, Sierra Calloni of Mulkeytown, Cody Johnson of Mt. Vernon, and Sarah Ganieany of Bluford. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

NateGrohPaintsBinsNov13 wNathaniel Groh of Mt. Vernon, an AmeriCorps student working at Field Grade School in Texico, paints a recycling bin dark green as a part of his efforts to help local recycling. Several AmeriCorps students participated in the painting for America Recycles Day. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

CodyJohnsonPaintsBinsNov13 wMt. Vernon native Cody Johnson dons painting clothes as he works on one of three large recycling bins in honor of America Recycles Day. Johnson is an AmeriCorps student at Bethel Grade School in Mt. Vernon. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

PaintingBinsGroupshotNov13 wInstructors, staff and students alike spent the afternoon painting in the RLC Hitting Zone to complete the three recycling bins. Pictured is, FROM LEFT, Academic Counselor Leah Schlag, FRONT, Nathaniel Groh of Mt. Vernon, Cassidy Neal of Benton, Sierra Calloni of Mulkeytown, BACK, Director of AmeriCorps Dave Warner, Josh Zimmerman of Ina, Records Specialist Tyson Ellis, Levi Kabat of Scheller, Cody Johnson of Mt. Vernon, Sarah Ganieany of Bluford, Director of AmeriCorps Margo Wagner, Hunter Quarterman of Dix and Donnie Millenbine of Dahlgren. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

Not pictured are six welding students and Instructor Pete Wilce: Marcus Allen of Buckner, Tyler Laughard of McLeansboro, Aubreylee Jones of Bluford, Levi Marsh of Fairfield, Bryan Pace of Wayne City and Jake Reyling of Dahlgren. The students played a big part in the successful completion of the painting job this afternoon.

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