NC Beautiful has announced that Republic Services will be serving as Co-Grand Sponsor of this year’s NC Beautiful Golf Classic. The environmental non-profit’s sole fundraiser will be held from July 20-22 at Pinehurst Resort & Spa, one of the world’s finest golf resorts located among the Sandhills of North Carolina. Republic Services will be joining Duke Energy as Co-Grand Sponsor.
Republic Services, Inc. is a leading provider of services in the domestic, non-hazardous solid waste industry. The company provides non-hazardous solid waste collection services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in 40 states and Puerto Rico. The company has been a supporter of NC Beautiful’s efforts for over 10 years. Republic Services’ Area President, Drew Isenhour, says that promoting environmental stewardship is invaluable to protecting our environment.
“Part of our mission statement is ‘to deliver total waste stream solutions and provide environmental confidence for Republic customers, while doing our part in stewardship of the planet’s resources’,” says Isenhour. “We are proud to be part of this worthwhile organization and share the same values [as NC Beautiful] for promoting and protecting our future resources for generations to come.”
Chartered in 1967, NC Beautiful was created as part of Governor Dan K. Moore’s pledge to emphasize preserving the state’s physical beauty. The goal behind Governor Moore’s vision was to use the gifts North Carolina was blessed with—its natural resources, scenery, climate, and physical variety—to provide economic and quality of life benefits for the people of North Carolina. That vision became NC Beautiful’s mission.
In addition to its environmental commitments, Republic Services is also dedicated to educating the public about solid waste management and creating awareness of the serious task of managing society's waste. The company produces a number of resources about the solid waste industry including websites, CDs, videos, and books. It’s “Recycle Rosie Curriculum: Understanding the Waste Cycle” is a recycling and environmental education curriculum for grades 4-6. The company is also a long-time supporter of Earth Preservers, the environmental newsletter for kids, their teachers, and parents. It has been a terrific learning tool in hundreds of classrooms throughout the U.S. since 1992. NC Beautiful Executive Director, Steve Vacendak, says that it’s this kind of public outreach and education that made Republic Services an ideal sponsor of the NC Beautiful Classic.
“As North Carolinians, we are all part of one of the most beautifully diverse states in our nation,” says Vacendak. “It is our duty to be good stewards of our land and to make North Carolina the standard by which other states guide their environmental programs. Republic Services has been a steadfast supporter of NC Beautiful for a number of years, and we are grateful for their increased support of our organization. We’re proud to be partnering with them to ensure that the health and beauty of our state is sustained and maintained for the next generation of young stewards.”
For 40 years, NC Beautiful has played an important role in the state’s environmental education and supporting organizations in their beautification efforts. With such programs as the Annual Azalea Celebration and the Windows of Opportunity Grants, the organization is helping North Carolinians keep NC Beautiful. For more information about NC Beautiful or to become a 2012 NC Beautiful Golf Classic sponsor, call (919) 828-3190.
About NC Beautiful
NC Beautiful (ncbeautiful.org) has been part of the state’s environmental preservation community for over 40 years—supporting awareness, education and beautification efforts that affect our quality of life. Today, we concentrate on hands-on and merit-based programs designed to empower our citizens to preserve the natural beauty of the state of North Carolina. Whether it’s school children building outdoor classrooms, graduate students developing cutting edge research, or a Boy Scout troop planting azaleas at an elder care facility, we make it possible for North Carolinians to keep NC Beautiful.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company’s various operating units, including collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills, are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.