Wallingford’s Waste Management route, Friday North,is in ninth place as of the end of November 2012. Hey, we have nowhere to go but up!
But we do have a good chance of winning up to $10,000 for neighborhood projects as a result of monthly Recycling Challenge outreach activities.
Some past activities have been a Halloween costume exchange, no-waste Thanksgiving recipes, recycled-material holiday ornaments along 45th, and a Recycling Challenge display and sorting game at Hamilton International Middle School Science night.
Right now our Friday North route is tied with folks in South Park for the most outreach events in the contest so far, which means if we keep up the pace we will win half of the $10,000 prize.
Here’s how you can help.
For the outreach activity for February, we need at least ten neighbors to finish the sentence: I love recycling because _______________________.
Think about your love for this oh-so-Seattle way to manage waste, and post your response to the comments area below, along with your first name.
For inspiration, four students from John Stanford International School offered their answers:
- I love recycling because it is fun and environmental. It’s fun because you Reuse, Recycle, Reduce and you get to learn about how recycling works. Plus if we recycle, fewer things go in the garbage and you pay less money for your recycling. – Max
- I love recycling because it is fun to learn what things go in recycle bins or garbage and it is cool learning how things get sorted at the Waste Management plant. – Carter
- I love recycling because it’s fun and it helps the environment. If there wasn’t recycling on the planet the earth would overflow with landfill. – Ella
- I love recycling because if you don’t recycle you will have overflowing garbage cans, plus recycling saves money. – Lucas
To see current results of the Think Green Recycling Challenge, including the outreach competition, click here, then scroll down to the bottom of the page. The Recycling Challenge ends March 29.