News Release - January 10, 1997
CLEAN CAT TO VISIT MORE SCHOOLS IN 1997
Environment and Resource Management Minister Lorne Scott, today
announced that the Clean Cat roadshow on recycling will visit 60
schools Jan. 13 to 31.
The roadshow involves a 45-minute program by Saskatchewan Express and
an appearance by Clean Cat. The mascot conveys the important message
of environmental protection, preservation and sustainability. It
teaches elementary school children about the four R's of environmental
action: reduce, reuse, recycle and recover.
"My department is delighted to provide the Clean Cat Recycling Program
to Saskatchewan school children for the fourth consecutive year," Scott
said. "This year, schools receiving Clean Cat presentations are being
invited to take part in a recycling pilot project. For the first time
in Saskatchewan, participating schools will be able to recycle juice
This year, SARCAN Recycling is supporting the project by supplying
recycling centres for the schools, receiving and recycling the
collected materials and funding the Clean Cat tour. Tetra Pak, a
manufacturer of juice boxes, is donating a computer to the school whose
students collect the most juice boxes per student.
Carol Gay Bell, artistic director for Saskatchewan Express, is
producing the show.
"Saskatchewan Express is delighted to be part of the Clean Cat School
Program," Bell said. "The performers are really excited to be
performing the show once again."
"Since 1991, 272 schools have been visited and more than 20,000
children from kindergarten to Grade 6 have been introduced to the
importance of recycling and environmental stewardship," Scott said.
"Children are encouraged to be good environmental citizens and to
actively participate in the program using the provided recycling
For more information, contact:
Environment and Resource Management