In an effort to promote and educate youth and the community on reducing, reusing and recycling, the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority is asking area students to create an original short film for the fifth annual Trash Can Film Festival.
In celebration of Earth Day, the Authority is sponsoring the third annual Zero Waste Lunch (ZWL) Challenge in an effort to increase student awareness and involvement in waste reduction, reuse and recycling. All k-12 school buildings in Oneida and Herkimer Counties are eligible to participate. Schools will be divided into two categories: Elementary School and Middle/High School.
The New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse & Recycling (NYSAR3) established a grant program for public and private schools grades K-12 for the purpose of providing seed, or start-up money for recycling/waste reduction programs in NYS schools.
The 2013 GreenSneakers EcoChallenge for Education is a free program to help schools go green while raising funds. The EcoChallenge is a meaningful sneaker reuse program that helps people, our planet and schools nationwide.
The Authority has produced a 23-minute video series about its integrated solid waste management system and regional recycling program.
The Authority commends Harts Hill Elementary School of the Whitesboro Central School District and John F. Kennedy Middle School of the Utica City School District for their efforts in a nationwide recycling competition— the Recycle-Bowl. The Recycle-Bowl is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, a nationwide, non-profit that combines education with hands-on stewardship to make America’s communities cleaner, greener and more livable. The schools competed on a state level against 30 other New York State schools from October 15-November 9, 2012. The winning school was based on the amount of recyclable material collected per capita.
In effort to promote and educate youth and the community on reducing, reusing and recycling, the Authority sponsored its third Trash Can Film Festival. Students were asked to create an original short “film” that illustrated how students do their part for the environment, either on a personal, school, family, neighborhood or community level. The films also instructed others on how easy it is to reduce, reuse and recycle in Oneida and Herkimer Counties.
In celebration of Earth Day 2012, the Authority sponsored the second annual "Zero" Waste Lunch (ZWL) Challenge for schools in Oneida and Herkimer Counties.