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YORK, Pa. -- Rutter’s donated $25,000 to the Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania (JA), in support of a new "Go Green" initiative, which will address the topic of environmental sustainability through the Junior Achievement program, the company reported.
As a supplement to the Our Region program for fourth grade students, the Rutter’s presents "Go Green" lesson will feature an interactive learning activity that will teach the students how they can help the environment every day. By outlining ways for them to reduce, reuse and recycle through a fun and interactive exercise, Rutter’s and JA expect these "green tips" will become routine actions for the students after they leave the classroom. This is the first recycling focused activity to be added to a JA program anywhere in the United States.
"Being ‘green’ is just a fact of life in today’s business world," Scott Hartman, president of Rutter’s Farm Stores, said in a statement. "It’s an important part of the way Rutter’s operates, and we’re thrilled to help bring about this environmental project as part of the JA in-class experience."
The Rutter’s Presents "Go Green" supplement is currently in the final planning stages. Production and implementation of the lesson will be carried out in the spring.
"Junior Achievement is proud to partner with Rutter’s on the ‘Go Green’ initiative. Reinforcing the importance of being environmentally conscious is timely and relevant, and this supplemental activity coincides perfectly with the existing JA curriculum," Tom Russell, president of JA, said in a statement.