Schools 'Race To End Waste’ competition ends Thursday (updated)

Image by Race to End WasteImage by recycling04242009.jpg Student participating in a green-themed field day event at the Race to End Waste celebration.

Updated Addition:

The Race to End Waste at College Park Middle School went above and beyond everyone's expectations. The orginial goal of collecting 2,500 lbs. of recyclable materials was met and subsequently crushed with the final weigh in of a whopping 199,734.8 lbs. of recycleables.

Students participated in green-themed field day events and showed off their recyclable mascots before Complete Building Corporation presented a $5,000 check to the SC Maritime Foundation and presented the school with a brand new greenhouse.

To check out more images from the event, check out our gallery on Flickr.

Original Post:

Race to End Waste, a school-wide conservation project, is wrapping up its first year at College Park Middle School with a greenhouse ribbon-cutting ceremony and announcement of the recycling winner on Thursday, April 16, at 2:45 p.m. 

The goal is to add an additional school to the program each year so that in the next ten years every middle school in Berkeley County will have incorporated conservation initiatives as part of their curriculum, as well as be provided with a greenhouse to use as a resource.

College Park Middle School located at 713 College Park Rd. The project is presented by Complete Building Corporation