Recycle in the classroom and compete for prize money

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization, is again teaming up with Nestlé Waters North America to announce the launch of the second annual Recycle-Bowl youth recycling competition.

In its inaugural year, more than 1,200 elementary, middle- and high-schools around the country, representing more than 500,000 students, participated in a fun, interactive way to learn about waste reduction and environmental responsibility through in-school recycling. 67% of participating schools saw a “significant” or “some” increase in the amount of materials their school recycled during the competition timeframe.

Registration for this incentive-based recycling competition is now open to all U.S. schools at the Recycle-Bowl website at http://recycle-bowl.org. The competition runs from Oct. 15 through Nov. 9, 2012,a culminating around America Recycles Day (http://americarecyclesday.org). Participating schools will track and report how much recyclable material they collect for a chance to win prizes. At the close of the four-week competition, the school in each state that collects the most recyclable material per capita will win $1,000. A national champion will then be chosen from among the statewide winners to receive an additional grand prize valued at $2,500.

Keep the Rez Beautiful is looking for Reservoir-area schools to participate in this effort. KRB is happy to assist with the project, whether it’s sending a volunteer to talk about recycling or helping coordinate the effort with groups in the community. Contact us at keeptherezbeautiful@gmail.com if you need anything.

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