October 16, 2014
Involvement in community affairs gives you the opportunity to join together with like-minded people, striving to make a difference in your area. Once in awhile, the static electricity of an entire state can be felt when members of a small town go above and beyond a cause. Fayetteville, Arkansas is one such place where talent, hard work and dedication move others toward a common bond.
By combining a proud historical background with an area-wide recycling movement, city staff members Fritz Gisler and Douglas Bankston, composed a community hit video. If going viral was not enough to pump up chests and deliver a sense of pride to residents, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Mid-America Chapter presented EMMY awards recently, to the pair.
Recycle Something – “Playground” was the theme and the message is simple. It takes team effort to get a job done and recycling is something that communities can all become involved in. When a notice is sent from the Recycling and Trash Collection Division of a city, little notice is usually paid. But, when creativity and a will to encourage recycling, residents suddenly wake up.
Video snippets of recycling reminders are now a regular part of Fayetteville’s fame for taking that one step closer to their community recycling efforts.
Entertaining and humorous, the clips stick in minds and further, reminds people that recycling is a part of life. If your community needs an uplifting sign that recycling is important, consider the amazing ideas that one small corner of America has begun. The efforts are small, the rewards great, and a sense of pride and accomplishment is the result.
You can read the complete article about the community of Fayetteville and gather your own community recycling awareness program.