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Leslie Ayres, Work Goes Strong

Leslie Ayres wrote a nice blog post about Gunner:

Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, and that makes me think of one of my favorite child entrepreneurs, Gunner Sweeney.

We all know that the future of our planet is in the hands of the children, and it’s exciting to know some of the young people who are stepping into a leadership role at a very young age.

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Award of Excellence

Gunner received an award from the State of Tennessee in 2011

The Metro Beautification & Environment Commission was very impressed by Gunner's presentation, and voted unanimously to give him a certificate for an Award for Excellence in Recycling Leadership for his green business initiative.

Live Green video

Live Green made a video:

Nashville Scene: The People Issue

The Nashville Scene chose Gunner as The Entrepreneur in its 2011 People Issue:

Ask Gunner Sweeney, the precocious, politely curious lad with a shock of blond hair, why he chooses to spend his weekends collecting glass for recycling from select Nashville neighborhoods, and his answer is pretty simple: "I just like recycling."

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Dr Jeff Cornwall of Belmont University wrote about Gunner’s:

When Gunner was 5, he became interested in recycling. It was around the same time that Gunner was also learning about money and how to count. Since Nashville’s recycling program does not pick up glass, Shawn Sweeney mentioned the idea of taking neighbors’ glass to the recycling center for a fee. That piqued Gunner’s interest right away.

Jason Mallory Mini-Doc

Jason Mallory made a doc: