DNAinfo.com Partners with GrowNYC for Public School Recycling Contest

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Public can vote for favorite NYC school starting today; winner receives free recycling education program

"All kids should have the opportunity to recycle at school," said DNAinfo.com publisher and editorial director Leela de Kretser.

Manhattan public school students can help make the world a greener place, starting in their own school cafeteria. DNAinfo.com, Manhattan’s leading hyper-local news website, announced it is partnering with GrowNYC to launch a “Recycling Champions” program that will award one Manhattan public school a six-session, hands-on recycling program. Members of the public can vote for their favorite school on http://www.DNAinfo.com starting today through June 30.

“There is no better way to create the environmental leaders of the future than to teach our kids the how’s and why’s of recycling,” said GrowNYC Executive Director Marcel Van Ooyen. “By empowering our children to make hands-on change in their schools we can instill a sense of ownership we hope they’ll carry forward. Working with students, teachers, facility and staff to improve their school recycling program helps us illustrate valuable lessons and save vital resources.”

“All kids should have the opportunity to recycle at school,” said DNAinfo.com publisher and editorial director Leela de Kretser. “We are very pleased to partner with GrowNYC to raise awareness of recycling in Manhattan schools and encourage parents, students, teachers and community members to take a few minutes to enter their local school for a chance to win.”

GrowNYC’s Recycling Champions Coordinator will work with students from the winning school on fun, educational-based recycling activities and will train administrators and staff. In addition, GrowNYC will work with the school to organize a culminating fun, school-wide environmental event.

For more information and images, read the full DNAinfo.com story here: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110509/manhattan/recycling-program-helps-make-city-schools-more-ecofriendly.

To enter, visit DNAinfo.com here: http://www.dnainfo.com/sweepstake/recycling-program-giveaway

About DNAinfo.com
DNAinfo.com (http://www.dnainfo.com) provides customized neighborhood news to Manhattan residents straight from the streets where they live. All news on DNAinfo.com is original, non-aggregated content with relevant stories focused on each neighborhood. The site’s funding and strategic vision come from entrepreneur and Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.

About GrowNYC
GrowNYC (http://www.grownyc.com) is a hands-on nonprofit organization that runs the Greenmarket farmers market program, builds and assists community and school gardens, helps all New Yorkers recycle more through its Office of Recycling Outreach and Education and offers young people hands-on environmental education programs.

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