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Media Links:

Link:     Columbus Monthly Magazine- Super Student Story

Link:     2011 US President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) Winner

Link:     ECO Student:Campaign For The Environment

Link:     Helping Gifted Young People Help Others -By Erik Schwinger & Jim Delisle Ethan

Project Mentor: Davidson Academy, The University Of Reno, Nevada.

About Davidson Young Scholar Ambassador Program:

To make a small contribution to Government/Private running recycling campaign efforts, the "Community Recycling Campaign" project was founded by Sachin Rudraraju (Olentangy Liberty High School, Powell, Ohio) in 2007.  He was selected as one of 13 teens for the 2008 Davidson Young Scholar Ambassador program and successfully completed one year training from Davidson Academy to lead this community service project.

Link:     Davidson Young Scholar Program

Link :    Ambassador Program: CRC Project  

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The purpose of the Ambassador program is to foster learning and civic engagement through community service projects initiated, developed, and managed by the Young Scholars themselves. As part of the program, all the members work closely with an advisor, Ambassadors will receive comprehensive training designed to provide them with the skills to succeed in current and future endeavors.  He was inspired and continues to lead the CRC project to raise public awareness of the recycling options including eWaste recycling through different campaign activities and help communities & charities with computer refurbishing work.


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Project Impact & News:

0. 2015 CRC Ohio Invitational Science Fair on 02-21-2015 .


1. Since 2008, CRC project collected more than 50,000lbs of eWaste (Computers, Monitors, Printers, Scanners, TVs, and thousand pounds of computer peripheral items) and safely redirected for proper recycling.


2. Donated refurbished items to Nationwide Children's Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, and more than 1500 recycled bags of clothes to PlanetAid foundation. Shipped 235 boxes of Indian clothes to flood affected areas in AP, India with help of local organizations and www.natsworld.org in 2009.

3. Total Adopted Schools since 2009: 50 > 2009 -13 Elementary/High schools, 2010- 8 High Schools, 2011- 6 High Schools, 2012-13- 13 High Schools, 2014- 13 High Schools..

4. CRC fund-raised for other charities: (Central Ohio Hemophilia Foundation, UNICEF)

5. Community Recycling Campaign project selected for the 2011 Volvo Adventure- The United Nations Environmental Programme Project Read more details (Select Country-United States, select project 6)


6. Community Recycling Campaign project selected for the 2011 Prudential Spirit State Finalist Read more


7. Community Recycling Campaign project details on the Junior Scholastic, National Magazine, April 2011 Issue Read more


8. Can you help save the earth? Meet five young people who saw problems--and set out to fix them.(Brennan Bird, Jonny Cohen, Diana Lopez, Sachin Rudraraju and Freya Chay Read more


9. A Davidson Young Scholar Making a Difference, In the Spotlight Read more


10. Community Recycling Campaign project selected for the 2008 Davidson Young Scholar Ambassador Program- Read more


11. TechColumbus Innovation Awards Semi-Finalist (2010, 2011) - for Green Innovation and Non-Profit Service Read more


12. Story published in the Columbus Monthly Magazine -2012 Issue

13. E-Waste: Dark Side of Digital Age >> These days, it's often cheaper and more convenient to buy a new PC than to upgrade an old one. But what happens to those old computers once they've been abandoned for newer models? The refuse from discarded electronics products, also known as e-waste, often ends up in landfills or incinerators instead of being recycled. And that means toxic substances like lead, cadmium and mercury that are commonly used in these products can contaminate the land, water and air.


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