The winners of the 2011 RecycleCraze recycling competition between the Cambridge Public Schools are:
First Place: Baldwin School (38.8 lbs/student)
Second Place: Fletcher-Maynard Academy (33.4 lbs/student)
Third Place: Kennedy-Longfellow (29.9 lbs/student)
Cambridge Public Works congratulates these three schools for their impressive efforts and performance! A big THANK YOU goes out to every school for their participation in this 14-week contest.
Check out the full standings in the RecycleCraze 2011 Final Results Flyer.
Together, the Cambridge Schools’ efforts to recycle make a big difference for the environment. The schools collectively recycled over 117,477 pounds (nearly 59 tons) during the 14-week competition! This kept:
899 trees from being cut down.
Nearly 59 tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted.
Nearly 8 truckloads of trash from the landfill.
Over 411,000 gallons of water and 117 barrels of oil from being used.
School recycling efforts are part of the 11% increase in tons of materials recycled that we've seen City-wide since single stream recycling started in November!
Rockin' Recyclers Award 2011
Recognizing the School with the Best Efforts to Educate and Involve Students in Recycling and Waste Prevention
The Rockin’ Recyclers Award goes to… the Baldwin School! Some of their achievements that earned them this award include: a first grade class that participates in the Green Team; teachers across many grades creating projects out of recycled material; a green bulletin board; and teachers making sure that “students in general understand the importance of making an extra effort in their daily lives, both here and in their homes, to recycle and to be more conscious of their decisions when using materials and how to properly dispose or reuse them.” Congratulations!
RecycleCraze Results Over the Years
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|| Graham & Parks
About RecycleCraze and the Rockin' Recyclers Award
RecycleCraze is a friendly competition between the Cambridge Public Schools that provides the school community with a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction. For fourteen weeks in the new year, schools compete to see which can recycle the most per student. The contest is publicized within the schools via email blasts, flyers, newsletters, web postings and other outlets.
Performance is based on the weekly recycling report sent to Public Works by the custodians. City-wide publicity and a one-of-a-kind trophy made from recycled materials, commissioned by artist Anna Johansson goes to the top three schools with the greatest recycling per student. The contest is modeled after a national competition among universities called RecycleMania.
The "Rockin' Recyclers Award" is an award to recognize the school with the best efforts to educate and involve students in recycling and waste prevention, regardless of how much they are recycling. Schools complete a nomination form for this award. Nominations for outstanding efforts by teachers, staff, custodians or classrooms are also solicited.
Have questions, or want to see how you can get involved? Contact: Meryl Brott, Recycling Program Manager, 617.349.4836, firstname.lastname@example.org.