FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The United Family teams up with Lubbock ISD to celebrate Earth Day


The United Family teams up with Lubbock ISD to celebrate Earth Day

LUBBOCK, Texas — On Monday, United Supermarkets and Market Street locations across Lubbock began distributing special paper bags decorated with Earth Day-inspired art by Lubbock Independent School District students.

The United Family teamed up with Lubbock ISD to distribute the bags to students in the weeks leading up to Earth Day. Students from 10 different schools participated in the project, including Miller Elementary, Roberts Elementary, Wolffarth Elementary, Ervin Elementary, Waters Elementary, Williams Elementary, Smith Elementary, Roscoe Wilson Elementary, Hardwick Elementary, and Rush Elementary.

“Lubbock ISD is again proud to partner with our longtime partners from The United Family for this annual Earth Day event,” said Dr. Kathy Rollo, superintendent of Lubbock ISD. “There’s no better way to celebrate than with our students, reaffirming our commitment to creating a better future for the next generation.”

The United Family also works each day to make their business more sustainable. In the last three years alone, the company has recycled more than 3 million pounds of plastic, more than 54,000 pounds of cardboard, and reused more than 850,000 wooden pallets. The United Family also uses LED lighting at its distribution center and in dozens of its stores – with the goal of converting more stores in the future.

“This art project has been a fantastic way to give children in our community an opportunity to engage with Earth Day in a fun and creative way,” said Abie Rampy, director of public relations for The United Family. “Whether through our reusable bag credit incentive, the LED lighting in our stores, or our recycling initiatives, The United Family is always looking for ways to be a more sustainable business. This art project helping to educate our community’s children is just another part of that.”

Stores participating include: Amigos(112 N. University), Market Street(3405 50th St.), United Supermarkets(2703 82nd St.), United Supermarkets(8010 Frankford Ave.), United Supermarkets(6313 4th St.), and Market Street(4425 19th St.).

Media Contacts:

Joey Marcades                                                       Abie Rampy

Communications Manager                                      Director of Public Relations

C: 806.281.8078                                                      C: 806.438.1194

jmarcades@unitedtexas.com                                   abie.rampy@unitedtexas.com

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