Registration for the 2011 California K-12 Schools Recycling Challenge is open! The contest will run from October 17 through November 12, 2011.
Sponsored by Keep California Beautiful, the competition is open to all schools and classrooms and districts. Registration for the recycling competition and benchmarking program is now open on the California K-12 Schools Recycling Challenge website: “Green Schools”. The competition will be conducted on a “Per Capita” basis to allow schools/districts of all sizes to participate. Participating classrooms, schools or districts will track and report how much recyclable material they collect for a chance to win prizes. The program is intended to include the faculty, staff, students, and custodial staff. The competition will be conducted four weeks during the months of October and November and competitors are encouraged to support recycling events in conjunction with America Recycles Day, November 15th.
As a new feature for the 2011 California K-12 Schools Recycling Challenge, any school that enters the competition and submits data in the California competition website will be automatically entered in “Recycle-Bowl,” the first comprehensive nationwide recycling competition for elementary, middle and high-school students sponsored by Keep America Beautiful.
There will be no need to enter the competition twice! 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 of $2,500. More information on Recycle-Bowl can be found at “Recycle Bowl”