Posted: Apr 14, 2012 10:56 PM by Laura Wilson (KAJ News)
Updated: Apr 14, 2012 11:20 PM
KALISPELL- It's not often we get to see what the direct result is of our recycled products.
The Kalispell Street Tree Commission hosted its "Trees to Paper to Trees" recycling drive today-collecting newspapers, cardboard, and aluminum cans from the community.
The money will be used to purchase street trees, which will be planted all around town. The drive brought in a handful of volunteers, including a high school student group who say helping out with a cause like this provides them with instant gratification.
"You can either sit inside and do nothing, or you can go help your community and you know that this is good for the world," said Flathead Anchor Club member, Alexandra Zographos, "it actually feels pretty nice when you know that you are helping the environment and this is a really good cause and it's helping the community."
Over $11,000 worth of revenue has been generated by the Kalispell Street Tree Committee through these drives.