Schools Get a Kick Out of Recycling

Heal the Bay teams up with Chivas USA to promote recycling at local schools

April 25, 2012

Today’s guest blogger is Melissa Aguayo, speakers bureau manager at Heal the Bay

We are in the middle of the second week of Chivas USA’s Recycling Competition in which Castelar Elementary and Glassel Park Elementary duke it out to see which school can fill up the most recycle bins in two weeks.

Heal the Bay has once again teamed up with Chivas USA, the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation and the Aquarium of the Pacific to help get kids aware and excited about recycling.

We kicked off the competition with some educational and fun assemblies, which hosted a number of special, surprise guests including Chivas USA players Michael Lahoud and Rauwshan McKenzie, the ChivaFighter, the aquarium's Ray mascot and the notorious ChicoBag Monster!

Both elementary schools will earn incredible prizes just for participating, such as tickets to a Chivas USA game. The winning school will get to join us for one of our fieldtrips out on the beach, as well as some cool prizes to raffle off like signed jerseys and even an Xbox.

Glassel Park Elementary is currently in the lead with 40 bins total...in just one week! However, Castelar Elementary is not far behind with 30 bins full and they still have an entire week to catch up. Check back next week to see which school will win the Recycling Champ title.

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