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Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful Seeking Schools K-12 for Recycle Bowl

NELSONVILLE, OH (September 5, 2012) – Calling all competitors! Do you have what it takes to be a recycling champion? If so, Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful is looking for schools K-12 that want to represent southeastern Ohio in the national “Recycle-Bowl”.

You’ll compete against other schools in Ohio and nationwide to see who recycles the most. There are lots of ways to get involved, tools and resources to get you started, and GREAT PRIZES for top performers!

The 2012 Recycle-Bowl registration database is now open. The competition will be held October 15 to November 9, 2012. Registration will close Tuesday, October 9, 2012. The first 1000 schools to register will receive a Recycle-Bowl coordinator toolkit. The toolkit will include Recycle-Bowl competition posters, lesson plans, a library book, etc. Plan now to participate!

Last year, Keep America Beautiful held the first nationwide recycling competition for elementary, middle and high school students. Schools in 47 states competed, reaching more than 500,000 students across America.

In 2011, the total amount of recyclables recovered during the competition added up to 2,088,000 pounds, which in turn prevented the release of nearly 990 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E). In real-world terms, this reduction in greenhouse gases is equivalent to the annual emissions from 154 passenger cars or 191,998 gallons of gas.

First place went to Marshall Christian Academy in Albertville, Ala., where students recycled 41 pounds of waste per child and reduced their garbage pickups (i.e. landfill waste) by half.

For information about the Recycle-Bowl competition, visit www.recycle-bowl.org or contact a representative from Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful at (740) 753-0862. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Recycle-Bowl staff at 202-688-0605 and/or info@recycle-bowl.org

About Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. This national nonprofit forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.  For additional information, visit www.kab.org.

 About Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful

Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful is a thirteen county regional affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Established in 2012, the affiliate works as a collaborative group to engage individuals in southeast Ohio to take greater responsibility for enhancing their environment.

This article was posted on Wednesday, 5 September 2012 at 9:25 AM.
Last edited/updated on September 5, 2012 at 9:25 AM.
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