Local elementary schools are invited to enter the "Cleanest School Yard in the City" contest, sponsored by Action Sudbury (Citizens Against Drinking and Driving) and presented by the City of Greater Sudbury's Waste Management division.
Students will compete this spring for the honour of flying the "Cleanest School Yard in the City" flag and a giant pizza party for their entire school.
"The City of Greater Sudbury is proud to partner with Action Sudbury for a cleaner and greener community," said Mayor David Courtemanche. "Littering is a social problem that can only be solved through a voluntary change of behavior. If we can teach our children from a very early age to respect their surroundings, and to encourage adults to do the same, then littering will become a thing of the past."
The "Cleanest School Yard in the City" contest will begin in late April or early May, depending on weather conditions.
Judges from the City's Waste Management division and Action Sudbury will tour local schoolyards to award one grand prize on June 18th.
The winning school may choose to display the "Cleanest School Yard" flag until June of the following year.
"We encourage all elementary schools in the City of Greater Sudbury to enter the contest," said Carrie-Anne Marassato, Waste Management Program Co-ordinator.
"The Cleanest School Yard in the City contest is a fun-filled way to build school pride and to create greater awareness of littering. Simply picking up litter, or better yet not littering at all, can make a big difference in the appearance and cleanliness of our community."
The contest is part of the "Clean Up Greater Sudbury" campaign co-ordinated by the Waste Management division.
For details, schools are asked to contact Carrie-Anne Marassato at 671-CITY (2489), ext. 4405 or to visit the City of Greater Sudbury web site at www.greatersudbury.ca.