Evergreen Packaging, with support from KidsGardening.org, sponsors the Carton 2 Garden Contest. The competition requires repurposing a minimum 100 empty milk and juice cartons from the school cafeteria or local grocery stores to build or enhance a school garden. Innovative, sustainable creations may include planters, garden art, scarecrows, window boxes, and irrigation systems.
Preference is given to efforts that involve collaboration and partnerships within the school and larger community, such as with local farmers or related businesses. Prizes include special awards for exemplary projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; environmental stewardship; carton art in the garden; and health and nutrition. Eligible applicants are US public, charter, and private prekindergarten through grade 12 schools. Entries must be submitted using the online system.
Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter
Award: One grand prize of $4,500 plus $500 gift certificate; four specialty prizes of $1,500 plus $500 gift certificate; and 10 prizes of $900 plus $100 gift certificate are awarded.
Deadline: Entries are due April 1, 2020.
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