The City of West Sacramento’s nationally recognized preschool program has received a $500,000 dollar award to fund sustainability education from refuse company Waste Management. The money will be used over the next two years to help educate young students about the importance of recycling and sustainability.
Waste Management General Manager Alex Oseguera presented an oversized check to Mayor Christopher Cabaldon today at a ceremony at the West Sacramento Community Center.
“Smart companies like Waste Management understand we are laying the groundwork for future generations to develop the problem solving and life skills to ensure sustainable communities,” said Mayor Cabaldon. “This program will enhance the children’s connection to the environment, and teach them valuable lessons in responsibly they can also use at home.”
Funding for the Preschool Sustainability Program will help deliver the concepts of “reduce, re-use, and recycle” to three and four-year-olds throughout the City. These lessons will be presented through curriculum in ways that are easy for young children to grasp, and will be offered at every preschool in West Sacramento, serving more than 2,000 students.
“Waste Management is pleased to support the sustainability of West Sacramento with this donation of $500,000. Educating our community’s youngest residents is an investment in the future, said General Manager Alex Oseguera. “Just as recycling to preserve our environment is an investment for future generations. Waste Management is proud to be West Sacramento’s sustainability partner for more than 30 years and looks forward to continuing to create a bright future together.”