The green gene isn't always passed down through generations. Nowadays, the so called eco kids are re-educating their parents on ways to curb harmful effects on the environment! With school budgets being slashed and administrators spending less for expensive environmental programs, students are beginning to take a much more active role in going green.
Now, as they return to school from winter break, they can also strut their stuff as a nationwide campaign to find "America's Greenest School" kicks off on Jan. 18. Students are encouraged to enter an essay, video or song describing why their school should win the coveted title. Finalists will be announced at the end of March and America will be able to vote for its favorite at AmericasGreenestSchool.com. The top vote-getter will receive a hybrid school bus for their school, a $3,000 scholarship and $20,000 for the school to continue to make green improvements.
Submit an entry explaining what you'd do if you were in charge of making your school a greener, more eco-friendly place.Your entry can be in the form of a photo collection, music, a video, an essay, or photos of a diorama, collage or piece of artwork. But no matter what form it takes, it must tell the world how you'd make your school experience the greenest in the country.
Students of any age can enter (although a parent or teacher will need to sponsor students under 13 years of age). Group or class entries are also encouraged.
You have until March 8 to submit your entry.
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