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Student artwork answers the question “Where do you recycle?”

Student Winners of Statewide Recycling Poster Contest Announced

Winners of the Colorado Association for Recycling’s 11th annual recycling poster contest were announced today. The contest allowed students to showcase their artistic talent as well as their commitment to recycling. See the list of winners and their artwork.

This year’s grand-prize winner, Alivia Eikenberg from from Timber Trail Elementary in Castle Rock, chose to draw examples of all the places she could recycle: at home, at the beach, at school, at her friend’s house, at church, and even at the Eiffel Tower. “The judges liked the bright colors and clear examples in her artwork,” said Laurie Johnson, CAFR executive director.

There are many reasons to recycle, like saving resources, reducing pollution and creating a better planet. No matter where you recycle, putting materials in the recycling bin is just the first in a series of steps that generates a host of financial, environmental, and social returns. Some of these benefits happen locally as well as globally.

More than 20 schools participated in the contest. Each school selected its best artwork and submitted it to the statewide competition. Ten winners were selected from more than 150 entries. The posters were grouped into five grade categories, and a first- and second-place winner were awarded in each category.

This year’s winners came from Aurora, Castle Rock, Greenwood Village, Pueblo West, Rifle, Breckenridge, and Boulder. See the list of winners and their artwork.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017.