New Program Supports Environmental Efforts in Ohio Schools
September 2, 1997
COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio schools can receive as much as $500 to conduct litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction activities through a new Take Pride in Ohio Schools! program initiated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention.
The new pilot program, designed for students in grades 7-12, promotes student-centered learning. Student teams are encouraged to conduct environmental projects, such as a recycling collection drive or the production of a local litter prevention campaign.
"Active participation is key to successful learning," said Jenni Worster, chief of ODNR's Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention. "This program will provide students the opportunity to select, design and carry out a community service program or message that can make a difference."
The application deadline for the Take Pride in Ohio Schools! program is November 15. Interested schools should contact their local recycling and litter prevention program for an application and additional information about the program. Program participants will be announced in early December.
For further information contact Kelly Armfelt, Division of Recycling & Litter Prevention, (614) 265-6333, or Jim Lynch, Media Relations, (614) 265-6886.