Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Keep PA Beautiful Litter Hawk Youth Award Program Now Open! Fun, Prizes & Litter Awareness For Grades K To 6

On November 29, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced it is accepting applications for the
Litter Hawk Youth Award Program, a recognition program for students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade, who complete a designated project specific to their grade level.

The deadline to participate is January 31. Winners will be announced in April in time for Earth Day celebrations.

Kids can participate individually or as part of a lesson initiated by schools, home-schools, scout troops, 4-H clubs, environmental clubs or other organized groups.

The Litter Hawk Youth Award Program is a way for kids to share their hope, optimism and concerns about litter and inspire others to care for their communities through art, words or video.

In response to Pennsylvania’s new anti-littering education campaign, PA Fights Dirty: Every Litter Bit Matters, the theme is: Show Us How Every Litter Bit Matters to You.

Projects include:

-- Grades Kindergarten through 4 - Poster

-- Grades 5 and 6 – Essay or video

Two entries will be selected as winners in each grade level. First place will receive a $50 gift card. First runner-up will receive a $25 gift card. All participants will be recognized with certificates.

The Wolf Administration released its Litter Action Plan in 2021 in response to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 2019 Litter Research Study which found Pennsylvania has more than 500 million pieces of litter on its roadways.

As part of the plan, the state launched a public awareness campaign, PA Fights Dirty: Every Litter Bit Matters, this summer. The campaign calls upon Pennsylvanians to ensure every piece of their trash, regardless of size, is disposed of properly.

The Litter Hawk Youth Award program was created with funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

For more information, downloadable promotional posters and an online entry form, visit the KPB Litter Hawk Youth Award webpage.  Questions should be directed to info@keeppabeautiful.org or 877-772-3673.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Click Here to become a member.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.

Keep PA Beautiful helps mobilize over 100,000 volunteers a year to pick up litter, clean up illegal dumping and beautify Pennsylvania.

[Posted: November 29, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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