Baldwin Park Unified School District and Waste Management are gearing up to launch a district-wide recycled art contest to heighten student awareness around recycling in celebration of America Recycles Day.
The recycled art contest will be officially lauched on Monday Noverber 5 and is open to all twenty schools in the district.
Individual students, classrooms or clubs can submit their artwork that encourages people to recycle or is made out of recyclable materials. Each K-12 school in Baldwin Park Unified will have the opportunity to participate by selecting one winner to represent their school.
"Our students play a very important role in our sustainability initiatives district wide,” said Froilan Mendoza, Associate Superintendent of the Baldwin Park Unified School District. “Teaching our students to be good stewards of the environment is just another way that we are preparing our future leaders to live thriving lives.”
Waste Management will donate $50 to the winning artist/s classroom or club from each school. Schools will each submit their top art piece for the district-wide grand prize contest where one artist/s will receive another $100 gift card for their classroom or club.
The grand prizewinner will be selected based on creativity and the ability to convey sustainability messaging. The contest submission period is November 5-30, 2012.
“As the environmental services provider in the City of Baldwin Park, it brings us great joy to help spur participation around our favorite subject—recycling,” said Carolyn Anderson Corrao, Public Sector Solutions Manager for Waste Management.
“We are very excited to bring this fun and flexible contest to schools throughout the district to help spark student creativity as we help to develop young people into recycling champions in our quest to conserve precious resources.”