CCBC Garners 2015 Coca-Cola Foundation/Keep American Beautiful Bin Grant

Sep 22, 2015 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)

One of 89 awardees participating in this year’s national recycling initiative

Baltimore County, MD – Recycling just became a lot easier on the campuses of the Community College of Baltimore County with the installation of 75 permanent recycling bins. Funded through a grant from the Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation, these distinctive blue bins are aimed at making recycling easy and convenient. “Research has shown that convenience is a key factor in getting people to recycle,” according to Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. CCBC is one of only 89 organizations, and the only recipient in Maryland, receiving this year’s grant. The award allows the placement of these bins and signals the launch our college-wide outdoor recycling efforts.

For CCBC these permanent recycling bins represent another significant step in CCBC’s ongoing master sustainability plan. In 2008, CCBC President Sandra L. Kurtinitis signed an agreement in which CCBC joined with 682 other institutions of higher learning in pledging to support the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The ACUPCC is a high visibility call for leadership to make campuses more sustainable and address global warming by garnering institutional commitments to reduce, and ultimately neutralize greenhouse gas emissions on campus. “With the belief that CCBC’s community can play a dominant role in addressing climate change, we are proud to participate in this effort,” noted Kurtinitis in 2008.

“Our ultimate goal is to educate and raise awareness of sustainable practices to ensure and secure the environmental health of the CCBC community. This new KAL/Coca-Cola Foundation bin grant will further assist us in this mandate.” For additional information, contact Mr. Jaime Alvarez at 443-840-1013 or 

Photo Caption: CCBC student Oluwafemi Ogundolie is one of the first to use newly installed KAB/Coca Cola Recycle Bins on the Essex campus. Photo credit: CCBC College Communications


About the Community College of Baltimore County (
CCBC is ranked among the number one providers of undergraduate education, workforce development, technology training, and lifelong learning/life enrichment in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Rooted in the community since 1957, CCBC offers a unique approach to learning that empowers people to transform their lives.

Nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies, CCBC educates nearly 65,000 people each year, including more than half of all Baltimore County residents attending undergraduate college. Its Continuing Education division is the preferred training partner for Maryland businesses, serving more than 100 employers annually with customized employee development training.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

CCBC. The incredible value of education.
Student outside recycling