Local teenagers recycle cans for a good cause

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Three juniors at Caprock Academy were concerned about the world they’re growing up in… So they decided to do something about it.

Their mission is to collect cans, recycle them, and then donate the funds to the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation plants one tree for every dollar donated. Recycling helps cut down on energy use and planting trees helps to absorb CO2 emissions like those from vehicles. The boys place boxes around at local businesses and collect once a month. They say it’s the job of community members to make the place they live…better.

“I don’t want to stand by and watch my world crumble. And, I wouldn’t say that the world is falling apart right now, but there are things that need to change. And if I don’t change them, who will?” Ashton Call, founder of Cans for Trees, asks.

The boys are excited to encourage other young altruists to pursue their passions while also bettering the world around them.
So far, they have boxes at the Grand Junction branch of Guild mortgage, Café Sol, Northeast Christian Church, and the Fruita Assembly of God.

They’re always looking for more people to get involved in collecting cans on their own or as a business.