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9/3/2013 - Gridley Herald -- The Butte Environmental Council (BEC) is excited to announce the return of RARE – The Recycling and Rubbish Education program. RARE is a Butte County funded program and after more than a year of negotiation, a proposal submission process and a vote by the Butte County Board of Supervisors, BEC was selected to carry on the successful legacy of the RARE program. BEC Board of Directors president, Mark Stemen states, “For BEC, this recycling education program takes us back to our roots. BEC started the first recycling program in Chico decades ago and now, today, it’s the perfect complement to our education efforts.”
11/3/2013 - Growing Up Chico -- When it comes to waste, “there is no away.” This is an important life lesson that the Butte Environmental Council hopes to impart to local students, teachers and community members with their new recycling education program.
11/22/2013 OROVILLE Mercury Register — Grade-school children were full of questions and comments Thursday as they participated in a workshop on recycling at Bird Street School. The event started as Tanya Parrish, of Recycling and Rubbish Education, or RARE, asked the students to raise their hands if they'd thrown something away. [Includes 3 short videos of RARE in action!]
We are proud to announce BEC's newest education program: RARE-Recycling And Rubbish Education.
BEC has been awarded a 2-year contract to operate this countywide educational outreach program with funding from Butte County, primarily through landfill tipping fees.