Recycling Olympics with reused prizes

Alyson from GrowNYC shared their work from the South Bronx Earth Fest last month. For the event, they launched the Recycling Olympics. Teams balanced milk cartons on strings, shot hoops with soda cans, hunted for recyclables while blindfolded, sprinted materials to the proper bin, and learned resource conservation through waste reduction in a game of tag. As reward for the various events, participants won trophies and medals made from materials from the MFTA warehouse. Toy cars, trim, and a plethora of craft items were used to make the unique medals and sculptures, which were the perfect prizes for an environmental event. Alyson also shared this wonderful video of the event by Mott Haven Herald, which is definitely worth a look:

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