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Missouri Students Can the Litter

Jan 07, 2008

It’s that time of year when litter blows about on the bare ground and it’s so very obvious, so very ugly. Which is why seeing the notice of the No MOre Trash “Yes You CAN” contest for students made me feel that at least there’s something to be done about it. Missouri teachers of grades K-8 can get their students involved in spreading the anti-litter message. All they have to do is turn a 30-gallon or larger trash can into a giant anti-litter message machine for their school through the addition of art and the No MOre Trash logo.

The school that has the winning best overall entry receives $500. The winner in each entry category (grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8) receives $100. You can find entry forms and contest details on at Arleasha Mays coordinates the campaign for the Missouri Dept. of Conservation (MDC) and can be reached at 573/522-4115, ext. 3855.

The deadline for entries is Jan. 31, so it’s time to do it! It’s great fun to see the creativity of Missouri’s next generation. Some schools tie into a schoolwide campaign. Some come up with great designs. But whether they win the prize or not, they win.

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