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Eastman holds school recycling contest

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Eastman Chemical is offering $500 to ten Tennessee K-12 schools with the best recycling programs.

The "Good Sports Always Recycle" school challenge is entering its 18th year and encouraging schools create their own environmental program.

The winning schools each receive $500 to help with environmental efforts in their school, as well as a one-of-a-kind tailgate celebration in Circle Park, the chance to stand on the field during the game at the University of Tennessee vs. South Carolina game on Saturday, October 29, 2011, and a commemorative plaque recognizing their efforts.

"At Eastman, we believe sustainability is an attitude and we want to create a future  environment our children and grandchildren can enjoy. With  programs like Good Sports Always Recycle, we encourage  fans to actively participate in waste reduction, reuse and recycling, and we hope to  influence  the next generation of  UT students, fans and employees," said Anne Kilgore, director of Global Sustainability with Eastman Chemical Company.

Schools will be judged on the impact their recycling program has on their school and community, their new and unique approaches to recycling and waste reduction, their overall environmental efforts, as well as the investments they have made, and will continue to make, in a recycling program. 

Schools interested in participating can fill out and submit the nomination form at www.Eastman.com/GSAR.  This year's entry deadline is September 23, 2011.   

 

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