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SSC students to launch recycling competition

by Bennie A. Recebido

Sorsogon Province (February 19) -- Responding to the call for environmental protection, the Eco-Reps, composed of engineering students of the Sorsogon State College (SSC), here, will be initiating a province-wide recycling competition tagged as "Recycle Mania: The 2009 Green Challenge".

Scheduled on February 24, the competition will not only gather students but leaders as well in order to identify and come up with viable solutions to the issues and concerns related to climate change.

John Edward E. Evano, Recycle Mania Project Leader, said that the Eco-Reps composed of engineering students taking up Environmental Science Class has tied-up with the Supreme Student Government of SSC has initiated a benchmarking tool for the college's program through this competition to promote waste reduction activities across the province.

Said competition will be participated in by secondary students who are creative enough to craft masterpieces out of wastes like old paint cans, flea spray bottles and bleach containers.

"Eco-Reps believe that we have a lot of local artists, specifically from the young generations who can turn junks into attractive and non-expensive masterpieces," said Evano.

"During the event, they will be given ample time for the presentation of the design and its usage as well as the materials and costs accrued for their finished product," he added.

Emphasis on the criteria for judging was given to the originality and creativity of the winning participant.

Prizes at stake for the first prize will be P3,000.oo, second prize will be P2,000.00 and P1,000.00 for the third prize. All winners will also receive a medal and certificate.

Awarding will follow at the SSC Social Hall after the presentation. (PIA Sorsogon) [top]

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