Forsyth County, GA: Tyson Foods has long-supported the efforts of Forsyth County non-profit, Reaping Nature Educational Outreach Foundation, and its programs to promote environmental education and awareness within the county and in its schools.
“Tyson Foods is totally committed to being a good neighbor here in Forsyth County. Our goal is to continually work to sustain our natural resources by assisting in the environmental education of our children,” said Lisa Blotsky, Tyson Foods Complex Safety Manager.
Through the years, representatives of Tyson have been involved in Reaping Nature’s recycling and water conservation presentations, have constructed and installed compost bins at 14 Forsyth County Schools, and sponsored and participated in the Five Points Challenge 5K, an event Reaping Nature holds in partnership with Friends of Tony, another Forsyth County non-profit.
Tyson Foods takes environmental protection and resource conservation seriously, and consider them crucial components to conducting their business in a responsible manner. Tyson also invests in community projects and non-profits that can make a difference in the areas they call home.
This school year Tyson will partner with Reaping Nature once again to construct and install compost bins at requesting Forsyth County elementary, middle and high schools.
“A school simply has to call or email their request to me,” said Denise Carleton, Reaping Nature’s Executive Director. “I will then contact Tyson, they will purchase the materials and build the bin, and then I will coordinate and schedule installation.” Tyson advised it may take them several weeks to complete this process.
Tyson is also a returning Buck Sponsor of the Five Points Challenge 5K. This year marks the 5K’s 5th annual event and will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in the Windermere Community at 4444 Front Nine Drive.
For more information regarding the Five Points Challenge 5K and compost bin program, visit www.reapingnature.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.