Recycle-Bowl is a recycling contest that engages students, teachers, staff, parents and volunteers in schools across Hawaii to learn and take action steps on recycling and waste reduction activities for a more environmentally sustainable future. This program is sponsored, promoted and supported by local and national non-profit organizations and businesses that are involved with reducing, reusing and recycling our island waste stream and conserving natural resources.
Who Is This Program Best Suited For?
Recycle-Bowl is a free competition open nation-wide to all public, private and charter elementary, middle and high schools. If you want to ignite recycling in your school this friendly competition is a proven way to motivate young people toward adopting sustainable behaviors such as recycling through a national K-12 competition.
When Is This Program Available?
August 1 – October 12, 2018: Schools Register Online at KAB/Recycle-Bowl Website www.recycle-bowl.org
October 15 – November 15, 2018: Schools Conduct Collection of Recyclable Material
November 16 – December 15, 2018: Schools Report Data to KAB
December 16 – January 2019: KAB Verify School Data
February – March 2019: KAB Announces Winners and Results of Recycle-Bowl 2018
How Does This Program Work?
Keep America Beautiful (KAB), a national non-profit organization, sponsors, promotes and manages this program through its Recycle-Bowl (RB) website: www.recycle-bowl.org
Recycle-Bowl is a 4 week recycling competition that ends on America Recycles Day – November 15th. Participating schools organize a recycling collection, track and record/weigh their recyclable materials. After the collection period is over, schools report their data to KAB, which verifies school data and announces results and winners in the Spring.
The Recycle-Bowl competition has options for statewide or national titles and competition categories that allow schools to compete where they fit best. The School Division (Statewide Competitions and National Title) is the typical option for schools tracking only the recyclable materials it generates from within the school. For this division, the school with the highest ratio/rank wins the title as State Winner and receives bragging rights.
In previous years, Hawaii’s State Winner has received a cash award donated by local businesses. If you are unsure of which Division your school should fall into, take a look at the RB website under ‘Participate’ for competition divisions and categories or FAQs or email KAB. This national school recycling competition is promoted and coordinated locally this year by Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful and Keep Hawaii Beautiful, KAB Affiliates (previously coordinated by Recycle Hawaii).
Five (5) Simple Steps to Compete in Recycle-Bowl
1) Register Your School at www.recycle-bowl.org
2) Make a Game Plan
3) Rally Your Team
5) Submit your score
FOR ONLINE INFORMATION:
Keep Hawaii Beautiful: Marsha Hee at email@example.com
Keep Hawaii Islands Beautiful: Jordon Muratsuchi at firstname.lastname@example.org