St. Joe Community Foundation donates $115,000 to the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

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M.C. Davis, Stella Davis, Christy Scally, Janet Greeno and Jorge Gonzalez were all smiles upon receiving donation for Biophilia Center.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 13:12 PM.

The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered as Nokuse Education, Inc., announces that St. Joe Community Foundation will donate $115,000 to sponsor the Center’s “Recycling: Talking Trash” program. Providing information and tools to make a difference, the “Recycling: Talking Trash” program addresses waste disposal, how and what to recycle, an explanation of the various plastic numbers and how to compost. Information is also provided on how residents can recycle in their own communities.

“We are so honored and thankful to have St. Joe Community Foundation sponsor this program.

Educating the public about the importance of and how to recycle is a crucial part of living sustainably and protecting our natural resources. We are excited about working with St. Joe Community Foundation and the potential that this relationship may have in affecting future generations,” said Christy Scally, director of the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center.

“The St. Joe Company has a long-standing commitment to preserving our natural resources,” said Jorge Gonzalez, St. Joe Community Foundation board member. “The St. Joe Community Foundation’s sponsorship of this recycling program will educate thousands and help protect our environment for generations to come.”

Located in Freeport, the Biophilia Center is an educational nature center whose core mission is to educate students and visitors on the importance of biodiversity, promote sustainability and encourage conservation, preservation and restoration of ecosystems. The Center currently serves five schools districts and educated 6,500 students and more than 4,000 visitors during 2012.

During 2013, the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is transferring from a private foundation to a public foundation and now raising financial support has become even more important. For more information about the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, visit www.eowilsoncenter.org.



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