To promote recycling and celebrate “Earth Day” (April 22), the York County Solid Waste Authority (YCSWA) is sponsoring a Recycled Art Contest for York County High School students. Participating schools include Christian School of York Upper School, Dallastown Area High School, Eastern York High School, Northeastern Senior High School, Northern York County High School, Red Land High School, William Penn Senior High School, York Catholic High School, York Country Day Upper School, and York Suburban High School. Fifty-eight students are participating.
Contest works will be on display at the York County Agricultural and Industrial Museum at 217 West Princess Street, York, 17401 from April 15 to April 22. An awards ceremony for contest participants will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. Some of the students’ materials were generously donated by LifePath York and ReSource York. Each student winner will receive an art supply gift certificate and their school’s art department will also be granted an art supply gift certificate in the same amount.
Earth Day is a worldwide annual event celebrated on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day, held in 1970, was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in, similar to a general education forum. In 1990 the event became global with 141 nations participating. Today, it is estimated that more than 192 countries continue to celebrate Earth Day each year.
This is the eighth year YCSWA has conducted a recycled art contest for high school students. YCSWA facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling, and resource recovery. YCSWA is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center, a Small Load Drop Off Facility, a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center, an Ash Recycling & Processing Facility, an Education Center, and the closed York County Sanitary Landfill which hosts the Hopewell Area Recreational Complex. Click here for additional details about the contest. Click here for more information about YCSWA.