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Madisonville Community College employees and students will be participating in the NW Earth Institute s EcoChallenge during October 15-29 to inspire and challenge everyone to change one habit for the planet. Sponsored by the college s Sustainability Committee, the EcoChallenge project will be in partnership with West Broadway Elementary School to collect 400 pounds of plastic bottle caps and lids. The caps and lids will then by recycled/repurposed into a bench for their school manufactured by Greentree Plastics in Evansville, IN.

Collection boxes will be available at the following MCC locations: Student Center/John H. Gray Building, Joe C. Davis Building, Learning Resource Center, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Health Sciences Campus, and the Muhlenberg County Campus.

Most all plastic caps and lids are accepted. Examples would be plastic caps/lids from medicine bottles, milk jugs, drink bottles, detergent bottles, toothpaste tubes, cottage cheese containers, mayo jars, coffee cans, butter containers, etc. Caps and lids that are not acceptable include metal of any kind, trigger sprayers, fast food drink lids, and soap or lotion pumps.

MCC invites the community to join in helping West Broadway Elementary School meet their goal. For additional information about EcoChallenge 2014, visit To find out more about MCC s participation, contact Paula Lange at (270) 824-1744 or Brittney Hernandez-Stevenson at (270) 824-8589.

Being friendlier to the environment one bottle cap at a time!