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La Vega Elementary needs help collecting cans for ‘Million Cans’ Recycling Contest

January 14, 2024

La Vega Elementary participates in nationwide Million Cans Recycling Contest!

January 30, 2024

George Washington Elementary Metal Recycling Event

March 10, 2023

Join the Green Team at George Washington Elementary for their Metal Recycling Event on Saturday March 25 9am – noon in the school parking lot, 515 Clifton Road in Bethel Park. More info at

Betts on the Future: Episode 22 | Jessica Alexanderson of Scrap University Kids

11 Mar 2024

On this week’s episode of Betts on the future, Jennifer,@MarvelousMrsMetals , is joined by Jessica Alexanderson of Scrap University Kids. Jessica explains how her scuba diving hobby led into her current career in the metals industry. She also goes over some of Scrap University Kids’ current projects including their children’s recycling book series as well as their “Million Cans Contest.” Produced by Recycled Media. 00:00 Intro 06:27 From De-Stressing to Making a Difference 15:08 Saving the World, One Can at a Time 16:57 The Power of Just Asking 21:19 Teaching Kids Proper Recycling 23:16 Join Our Mission.

An Interview with Jessica Alexanderson from Scrap University Kids

6 Jul 2023 #authortube#booktube#indieauthorJessica Alexanderson, also known as Scuba Jess, is an avid Scuba Diver and an underwater photographer based in Seattle, Washington. After noticing a concerning amount of trash in our waters, she decided to make a career change and began her work at Scrap University Kids. In this interview, she discusses her work at Scrap U Kids and their children’s book, “The Girl Who Recycled One Million Cans”. The story teaches kids that all metal can be recycled and addresses important themes like math, community, financial literacy, perseverance, teamwork, and more. Purchase the book here:… Get started on your book publishing journey with BookBaby! Call BookBaby toll-free at 877-961-6878 or visit BookBaby offers one of the best satisfaction guarantees in the industry! Buy with the highest confidence knowing that your printed books, eBook, or audiobook will be produced to your complete satisfaction: Connect with BookBaby:

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A Recycling Adventure to the Scrapyard! Unboxing!

13 Aug 2023 Jess & Brad unbox the 2nd book in the Scrap University Kids recycling series – A Recycling Adventure to the Scrapyard! Join Ellie & her friends on a recycling adventure to the scrapyard. They soon discover a problem in their neighborhood. Metal is bring thrown in the garbage. Along the way they teach their community about the magic of recycling to help solve this problem. Order your copy today!

On A Positive Note: Bethel Park elementary students hold metal recycling drive

CBS Pittsburgh 30 Mar 2023

When you take out those recycling bins on collection day, do you ever wonder what else could be saved from going into landfills? Well, the answer is a lot. But it takes special events like the metal recycling drive at George Washington Elementary in Bethel Park. KDKA-TV’s Kym Gable has more.

Green Team Metal Recycling Event 2024

Green Team Metal Recycling Event 2024

12 Mar 2024

The Green Team invites you to stop by George Washington Elementary on Saturday March 23, 9am – noon to participate in a metal recycling event sponsored by Michael Brothers and Vericheck. Watch this fun video made by the students for more details!