ConocoPhillips Pumps New Energy Into New Student-Run Recycling Plant

(l-r) John Cordero, Chris, ConocoPhillips, Javier Bustamante, Banning High School, Carol Rowen, ITEP, Ruby Rueno, Banning High and Counselor George Kolarov.

On Thursday, June 4, 2009, ConocoPhillips and Banning High School (BHS ) Student representatives, George Kolarov, head counselor for the BHS International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) Academies at the PORT school group were present for the ceremonial launch with Carol Rowen, CEO, ITEP, which received a $10,000.00 check from Platinum Sponsor ConocoPhillips Community Relations Director, Tony Cordero. ConocoPhillips has been a longtime supporter of ITEP.

Rowen says the new recycling business is collaboration between the Port of LA International Trade Academy (ITA) at Banning High School and ConocoPhillips. The business will be student-run and it is the brainchild of   Tony Cordero. CP has a cafeteria on their facility and way too many cans, bottles and paper. Cordero was looking to start a recycling program and as everyone collaborated, he suggested that it be a business run by the BHS students. That’s when ITA stepped up. So, the bins are on the CP campus and the students will manage the program and the ITA will be the recipients of the money raised by the recycling project.

 

Ruby Bueno, Banning High Student with ITEP and International Trade Academy talks about her new business and the Green project. Watch here.

The business will be student-run and it is the brainchild of by Tony Cordero of ConocoPhillips.  CP has a cafeteria on their facility and way too many cans, bottles and paper. Cordero was looking to start a recycling program and as everyone collaborated, he suggested that it be a business run by the BHS students. That’s when ITA stepped up. So, the bins are on the CP campus. The students will manage the program and the ITA will be the recipients of the money raised by the recycling project.

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