Phi Theta Kappa Continues Green Opportunities at GCC

PTK Continues its Plastic Bag Collection Effort
Genesee Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) continues its plastic bag collection effort at the Batavia Campus on Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM in the Forum. All members of the College and local community are encouraged to participate, and those participants who bring in “bags of bags” (35 bags or more) will receive a free Tops Market reusable shopping tote.

“We decided to continue our plastic bag collection and recycling initiative for another day,” Jennifer Bryant, student president of Phi Theta Kappa announced. “With this program, we are promoting the use of reusable totes as a healthy alternative from dumping millions of plastic bags into our landfills each year.”

Tops Markets is donating 100 reusable shopping totes to the recycling effort, accepting the multitude of bags from PTK’s college collection initiative, and will ensure the bags are properly processed and recycled into other items.

Another green opportunity sponsored by PTK includes signing up for the “End Junk Mail” project wherein PTK members will fill-out and mail in the special postcard in the ‘opt out’ of junk mail database. Participants in this initiative help eliminate the volumes of unwanted junk mail most Americans receive daily. In addition, PTK will be selling the special Chico reusable totes which are made from 100% natural products. Proceeds from the $5 Chico totes support the Hites Foundation scholarship fund for PTK members who are transferring to 4-year colleges.

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming.

For more information about PTK, contact Dr. Alicea-Maldonado, faculty advisor for Phi Theta Kappa at 585-343-0055 x6391 or email: