Students celebrate recycling during November
Wooster Elementary Student wins Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s Trashy Photo Contest
CONWAY (Dec. 17, 2014) – Wooster Elementary School’s Environmental Science Club was named the winner of Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s (KAB) Trashy Photo Contest. The class will receive a pizza party sponsored by KAB, for having the student entry that received the most votes in the contest.
In honor of America Recycles Day, KAB promoted recycling in Arkansas through hosting the Trashy Photo Contest during the month of November. Elementary and middle school aged students were asked to create art using only recyclable materials and submit a picture of their creation to KAB with the help of a supervisor. A total of 66 students submitted recyclable art to the contest.
Through the contest, KAB initiated an interactive community of recycling fans through the new Keep Arkansas Beautiful smartphone app. The app is free to download in the Apple store and Google Play store. Trashy Photo Contest results, KAB news, information about how to get involved and links to local recycling centers are available on the app.
About America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is celebrated on Nov. 15, each year. The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission promotes America Recycles Day in Arkansas. This nationally recognized day is dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling.
About Keep Arkansas Beautiful
As a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) works to inspire and educate individuals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. Appointed by the governor, the three-person KAB staff and nine-member advisory board manage the division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. KAB is funded by 1 percent of the eighth-cent Conservation Tax and, by mobilizing volunteers, returns to the state a cost benefit of more than $6 in community service for each program dollar spent. For more information about KAB, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.