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Local students win recycling promotion contest


ANTIGONISH – A.G. Baillie student Emily Yatsynovich was the provincial winner in her age category for the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest, hosted by the Resource Recovery Fund Board Nova Scotia.

The Grade 6 student’s lunch bag design won in the Grades 4 to 6 group.

Several other Pictou County students were announced as Eastern Region winners in the contest, at an event held at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish last week. The Eastern region is comprised of three counties – Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough.

A team from Northumberland Regional  High School - Jill Morrison, Ally MacKenzie, Foroozan Keshavarzi, Hannah Facey and Jeni Armin-Pereda -- was the winner in the Grades 10 to 12 film category for their video about recycling textiles. Watch the winning video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP-a3YoYtBE  

In the Primary and Grade 1 age group (colouring sheet), Sharon Lumsden’s class at Trenton Elementary was the winner, with Mrs. Manning’s class at St. Joseph Academy taking the runner-up spot.

In the Grades 2 and 3 group (bookmark design), two local students were the runners-up – Olivia Wilson from Frank H. MacDonald Elementary School and Andrew Bond from Pictou Elementary. 

Each year, RRFB Nova Scotia hosts the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest. From September to February, Grade Primary to 12 students across the province participate in various activities from colouring contests to short films to promote participation in waste reduction.

Seven regional celebrations took place, giving away more than $55,000 in cash, prizes and scholarships for students and schools. 

“Nova Scotia is a world leader in diverting waste from landfills. A big part of that success is due to our youth who take an interest in recycling, composting and preserving our environment,” says Jeff MacCallum, CEO of RRFB Nova Scotia.

“It is great to experience their enthusiasm; it reminds me why waste management is so very important to our province and future generations.”

The RRFB’s goal is to work with Nova Scotians to improve the environment, economy and quality of life by reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering resources.

 

The Grade 6 student’s lunch bag design won in the Grades 4 to 6 group.

Several other Pictou County students were announced as Eastern Region winners in the contest, at an event held at the Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish last week. The Eastern region is comprised of three counties – Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough.

A team from Northumberland Regional  High School - Jill Morrison, Ally MacKenzie, Foroozan Keshavarzi, Hannah Facey and Jeni Armin-Pereda -- was the winner in the Grades 10 to 12 film category for their video about recycling textiles. Watch the winning video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP-a3YoYtBE  

In the Primary and Grade 1 age group (colouring sheet), Sharon Lumsden’s class at Trenton Elementary was the winner, with Mrs. Manning’s class at St. Joseph Academy taking the runner-up spot.

In the Grades 2 and 3 group (bookmark design), two local students were the runners-up – Olivia Wilson from Frank H. MacDonald Elementary School and Andrew Bond from Pictou Elementary. 

Each year, RRFB Nova Scotia hosts the Nova Scotia Recycles Contest. From September to February, Grade Primary to 12 students across the province participate in various activities from colouring contests to short films to promote participation in waste reduction.

Seven regional celebrations took place, giving away more than $55,000 in cash, prizes and scholarships for students and schools. 

“Nova Scotia is a world leader in diverting waste from landfills. A big part of that success is due to our youth who take an interest in recycling, composting and preserving our environment,” says Jeff MacCallum, CEO of RRFB Nova Scotia.

“It is great to experience their enthusiasm; it reminds me why waste management is so very important to our province and future generations.”

The RRFB’s goal is to work with Nova Scotians to improve the environment, economy and quality of life by reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering resources.

 

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