FAMU goes green with “Cash for Cans” drive

The Florida A&M Green Coalition will host a “Cans for Cash” drive Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Home Depot located on Capital Circle North East in Tallahassee.

“Cans for Cash” is a national city recycling challenge that rewards U.S. cities for recycling aluminum cans. Donors can bring their cans to Home Depot and volunteers will weigh them.

“The FAMU Green Coalition uses the money to do various projects that will promote and educate about environmental issues and sustainability throughout campus,” said Kokeeta McLendon, a senior business administration student from Washington, D.C. and president of the FAMU Green Coalition.

Previously, FAMU competed against Florida State University and won the competition, which was previously called, “Campus CANpaign Challenge.”

“I am excited about it, because I definitely think that the school of journalism is one of the only schools that is constantly exposed to recycling. ” Cans for Cash,” can give every FAMU student the chance to be a part of the initiative. Were hoping there is a good turnout of support and to get a good amount of money for the FAMU Green Coalition, and that we beat FSU,” said event coordinator Shanley Mc Cray, a senior public relations student from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

For those who would like to donate cans, contact the FAMU recycling coordinator Chris Willis at 850-320-4657 or email chris.willis@famu.edu. If interested in volunteering, contact Shanley McCray at 954-601-6901.

For more information on the project, go to www.cans4cash.com.