Moon Area H.S. Wins Can-Do Aluminum Can Recycling Challenge In Allegheny County

Students from Moon Area High School in Allegheny County demonstrated a "can-do" attitude when taking on the Alcoa Aluminum Can Recycling Challenge throughout the 2013-2014 school year, and MAHS came away as the winner of the inaugural recycling competition facilitated by the PA Resources Council.

Joining Moon Area High School in the Alcoa Aluminum Can Recycling Challenge from October 15 to March 15 were Donegal Elementary School, Jeffery Primary School, Keystone Oaks Middle School and Level Green Elementary School.

The five area schools , competing neck and neck until the very end, collected a total of 30,657 beverage cans during the five-month campaign. The 929 pounds of aluminum gathered will be recycled and has the potential to save enough energy to power a TV set for 91,971 hours!

Moon Area High School students secured a victory - and a grand prize of $750 - by collecting 13,926  aluminum beverage cans!

"This competition was a great way for our science/environmental club to engage a large group of students and expand our recycling program here at Moon High School," according to teacher Andrea Schriver. "In the last month of the competition, we challenged the entire school to contribute through their science classrooms, and everyone came through in a big way!"

All participating schools received recycling containers, signage, classroom education and assembly programs.

"The challenge enabled PRC to educate thousands of students in first through twelfth grades about resource conservation,” said Justin Stockdale, PRC Regional Director.  “The goal is to encourage these schools to continue to recycle the aluminum cans long after the competition ends and to sustain their positive impact the environment."

Visit the PA Resources Council website for information on school environmental programs, adult environmental workshops, household chemical and hard to recycle collection events and much more.

(Reprinted from the April issue of the e-PRC newsletter is available from the PA Resources Council.)


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