Green School Initiatives

Bemis was a Top 10 Green School in the Tri-County area in 2010-2011.
We look forward to continuing the momentum.  Some of our initiatives are highlighted below. These are opportunities for our entire Bemis Community.

Recycling Program at Bemis

Recycling Programs at Bemis

School districts and nonprofit organizations across the county have been dealing with huge budget cuts, but we’ve found a way to supplement our finances to get the funds/technology we need.
Bemis Elementary is participating in the FundingFactory® Recycling Program! This fundraiser is FREE and simple because there’s nothing to sell, no paperwork to fill out and no deadline. The program runs year-round, accumulating constant income for our efforts. But we won’t get very far without your support. Please donate your empty printer cartridges, small electronics, and laptops to our school and we’ll take it from there! We will recycle the cartridges, small electronics, and laptops through FundingFactory to earn new technology and/or cash to purchase needed items.  Last year alone, more than 300 million cartridges were thrown away, while 30,000,000 cell phones were tossed or replaced. We’re alleviating the volume of waste that goes into landfills, while collecting funds we need to keep our school running smoothly. Your help is vital to our fundraising success. Cartridges, small electronics, and laptops can be dropped off at the following locations: Bemis Elementary School Lobby.
FundingFactory also sponsors a business support program, where your employer can help out our without spending a cent. FREE prepaid shipping labels can be sent, free of charge, directly to any business, organization or other facility within the continental United States. Business supporters simply need to load boxes, apply a FREE prepaid shipping label and leave them for the next UPS pickup. If you work for a company that may be interested in supporting us, please call FundingFactory toll-free at 1.888.883.8237. Give the customer service representative our school identification number, 306215 and they’ll set you up to support our account.

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing deployed and returning troops cost-free methods to communicate with Bemis Elementary is collecting used cell phones for this worthy cause.

Thank you for all the old cell phones being sent to school or dropped off in the special container in the front lobby. We recently sent five boxes of used phones to Recellular in Dexter MI where they recycle them. Each cell phone equals 30 minutes of talk time for a soldier. If you have a family member, friend or neighbor who is in the military (stateside or abroad), please pick up some of the calling cards for these soldiers. Continue to send in your old cell phones as we will be collecting them all year. Thanks for all your support of this special project.