NORFOLK KIDS DESIGNING THE NEXT RECYCLING CAMPAIGN [PRESS RELEASE]

Norfolk, VA – The City of Norfolk Waste Management in partnership with Keep Norfolk Beautiful and EnviroPerks conducted the EnviroPerks Kids Create Contest, an art contest for a greener Norfolk, from August 5th to January 8th, 2016. The Citywide Contest invited students in elementary through high schools to use their creativity to encourage Norfolk residents to recycle and live greener.

Children were invited to use various creative outlets such as paintings, photographs, drawings, videos, crafts, recycled materials, written articles, and poems to encourage Norfolk to be greener and/or to recycle. The submissions were very creative, and were a wonderful representation of the diverse abilities of the students.

The winners will be invited to attend an award ceremony on March 3rd, where they will be recognized for their efforts and receive prizes. The 3 winners are: Porter Mirvis Forster, Katie Philpott, and Amos Brittain.

Teachers were also invited to encourage students to participate. The teacher who encouraged the most submissions, Jennifer Schero from the Norfolk Collegiate, will be awarded a $50 gift card.

The winners’ artwork will be published in various media used by EnviroPerks to encourage Norfolk resident to recycle and to sign up for the free incentive program. One of the artworks will also be the cover of the next RECYCLE newspaper to be published on May 1st, and will be available at all Norfolk public libraries as well as at EnviroPerks Reward Partners.

You can find all the artwork submissions for the EnviroPerks Kids Create Contest, on the EnviroPerks Facebook page.

About EnviroPerks:

EnviroPerks is an incentive program that promotes participation in curbside recycling, and is currently available in several cities in the United States. EnviroPerks strives to improve household recycling efforts, reduce waste, and promote local businesses by offering great savings and exclusive deals that reward recyclers. Simply put, “you recycle, we reward.” Norfolk residents who are not currently enrolled in the EnviroPerks program can register for a free account at www.EnviroPerks.com.