The Recycle-Bowl is a fun and friendly competition among grade schools in the United States to motivate young people to adopt sustainable behaviors.
Public, private and charter schools are eligible. Schools are asked to collect plastic bottles, aluminum cans and mixed paper for recycling. Keep DeKalb Beautiful will supply recycling bins to participating schools and then calculate and transport their recyclables.
Amber Weaver, the group’s director, said they hope to galvanize recycling in elementary, middle and high schools across the county.
“Recycling is the easiest and most effective thing that anyone can do to protect natural resources, conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions,” Weaver said. “Recycling also creates jobs and stimulates our economy.”
Winners will be announced in February 2013. One winning school per state will receive a $1,000 prize, and the national winning school will receive a prize valued at $2,500. Schools can register online at www.recycle-bowl.org. The competition takes place from Oct. 15-Nov. 9.
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