Children’s Books Make Recycling Lively and Fun
Union County provides free books to libraries, elementary schools


Elizabeth, NJ – Michael Recycle and Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug, two picture books for young children, are being donated to libraries and elementary schools throughout Union County as part of the Freeholder Board’s Go Green II Initiative.

Funding to purchase the books came from the State of New Jersey Clean Communities Grant Program, which provides monies for education, cleanup projects and other strategies for reducing litter statewide.

“Our schools and families are raising a generation of children who are smart, savvy, and responsible when it comes to everyday habits like recycling and disposing of waste properly,” said Mirabella.  “As a parent, I’m excited by the opportunity to help share this message with young people in our communities.”

Go Green II seeks to make County operations more energy efficient and sustainable through a variety of energy retrofits and alternative energy measures.  Community education and outreach are also part of Go Green II.

Chairman Mirabella and Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski kicked off the book distribution program with public readings for children at libraries in Fanwood and Plainfield.