Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM)

Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM)
Green Action Centre

Green Action Centre

April 26, 2011 13:46 ET

Manitoba's Youth Progressive on Recycling-MMSM and Green Action Centre Announce Writing Contest Winners

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2011) - Karen Melnychuk, Executive Director, Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM) and Mary Melnychuk (no relation), Co-ordinator, Environmental Speaker's Bureau, Green Action Centre are pleased to announce the winners of the Recycle Now Contest!

Early in March, MMSM and Green Action Centre put out a challenge to Manitoban schools. Throughout the province, schools were challenged to the Recycle Now writing contest. The objective of the contest was for Manitoba's youth to tell the rest of Manitoba how to make the province a better place through observation of the 4 Rs – Rethink, Reduce, Recycle, Re-use.

"We wanted to give the kids in Manitoba a voice on this very important topic. After all what we do today will have great impact on their future and the world they live in," said MMSM's Melnychuk. Kids from Kindergarten through to grade 12 were encouraged to participate. "We told them to bring us their poems, their essays – or even write it in rap form – whatever it took for them to let the world know why it is so important to recycle," said Mary.

And in they poured. Over 100 submissions were received in French and English from all across Manitoba. To view the winners visit www.SimplyRecycle.ca.

MMSM is an industry-funded, non-profit organization that operates a province-wide recycling program for packaging and printed paper, in accordance with the Packaging and Printed Paper Regulation.

Green Action Centre offers classroom presentations for schools in Winnipeg and surrounding area. Some of the topics covered include recycling, litterless lunches, composting, climate change, water and the ecological footprint concept. Presentations are age-appropriate for Nursery – Grade 12. French-language presentations on recycling are available in Winnipeg. This program is supported by Manitoba Conservation and Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba.

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