According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 85% of clothing in the U.S. is dumped in landfills. So to commemorate America Recycles Day 2011 which falls on November 15, US Again, a for-profit company that collects and sells tons of clothing and textiles each year that would otherwise end up in dumps, is holding it's first ever Green Video Contest just for students to benefit their schools. The competition encourages kids in grades K-12 to submit short videos of two minutes or less illustrating how their school is positively impacting its carbon footprint by green practices.
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Video entries will be reviewed by USAgain and will be judged on creativity and messaging. Winners will receive cash prizes of $500, $300 and $250. The winning videos will also be featured on the company's website and will be promoted via social media.
Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain explains, "This contest is a great way for schools to highlight their recycling efforts and earn money for their school at the same time. We encourage kids to get creative and have fun with this challenge! which also is educational, raising recycling awareness among youth."
To be eligible, schools do not have to be participating in USAgain's Greenraiser Program, which is another way public and private elementary and high schools can earn funds for their campuses. All video contest entries must be received before November 30, 2011 and contest winners will be revealed on Jan 9, 2012. Visit USAgain for contest information and entry form.
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