Brown Students Collect State Recycling Title
Students at the South Peabody elementary school recycled more material per person per school than their peers across the state last fall.
The Brown School is the winner of the 2012 Massachusetts Recycle Bowl. It's sort of like a Super Bowl for environmentally-conscious schools.
The award from the Keep America Beautiful Recycle Bowl Contest will be presented Monday, March 18 during a brief ceremony at the school with a representative from the Washington, D.C.-based organization and school officials.
The nationwide contest spanned four weeks in October and November during which students kept track of recycling efforts and reported them to contest officials. The fifth grade and Environmental Eagles participated in the contest.
As state champions, that means Brown students recycled more material per person per school than their peers across the Bay State.
"We recycled about eight pounds per capita (students plus teachers) at our school." says Principal Elaine Metropolis. "This was definitely a whole-school effort with support from the students, the staff, administration, parents and after-school programs."
"Not only did we do great things for the Earth, we won $1,000!" she said.
The Keep America Beautiful Contest is sponsored by Nestle Waters North America. For more information, click here.