"Perpetuating his legacy, we need to perpetuate those things that he was interested in," he said.
Not just cans and bottles
The Children's Home in Catonsville will hold a recycling drive from 9 a.m. to noon on April 20, but it won't be for the newspaper, bottles and cans most people sort separately from their trash.
The home on Bloomsbury Avenue will serve as a drop off station for old electronics, such as computers, printers, copiers, televisions, as well as documents that need to be shredded.
"It's a free event and people come and bring documents that need to be securely shredded and also electronics," said Gail Lee, director of development at The Children's Home.
Lee said the organization has partnered with Sims Recycling Solutions for the past four years to host the event every year in April.
In fact, it actually has no specific connection with Earth Day.
"(It's) sort of a spring cleaning," Lee said.
The Children's Home is celebrating its 150th anniversary providing treatment for at-risk youth in Maryland and Lee said the recycling event gives the students a welcome opportunity to interact with the community.
"This is a big time for us, so we're trying to really increase the leverage of our events and our service to celebrate that," Lee said.
"It gives the residents here an opportunity to do community service," she said.
"We try to help them so they can return to the community as productive citizens," Lee said.