Angela Carbetta , 2013 ATHENA Recipient
Director of Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention
Nominated by Anthony Carbetta Kraschinsky and Emily Meyer
“Angela is committed to living green and that is her work, hobby and passion every day, to make Marion a cleaner and healthier place.
She has worked successfully over the years to educate the citizens of Marion about the importance of recycling, the elimination of litter and other important environmental issues. She has become synonymous with recycling in Marion. Her passion for recycling is contagious.
She was instrumental in the implementation of recycling at the Marion County Fair and the Popcorn Festival and every large event held in town. Her diligence has changed the picture of our community.
Angela collaborated with four agencies to organize a Medication Disposal Day to properly and safely get unused drugs out of homes and off the streets.
She has organized “Fishing for Litter” for which she was awarded a $1,300 grant from Ohio American Water. She also organized an electronics collection event which took in 20,000 pounds of TVs and computers. Through grant and corporate donation money Angela was able to start the program “Glass Act” which now collects about three tons/week of mixed glass bottles and jars for recycling.
She won an award from the National Glass Packaging Institute for starting the Glass Act program.”
Emily writes: “I have seen numerous occasions the extent of Angela's passion for the growth of young people, and especially women. In our many collaborations over the past nine years she and I have worked with a number of under graduate and high school aged students. She has always taken the time to speak individually with students, encouraging them and pushing them further to succeed. Several years ago when I began a Master's program, Angela was my pillar of support. She encouraged me along the very long path to graduation.”
Non-profit donation choice – Keep Marion County Beautiful for Marion
Thank you Danielle Daniels for the photography of the event.