MDE Celebrates America Recycles Day: Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest

Since 2001, The Maryland Department of the Environment has celebrated America Recycles Day annually by hosting the Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest. At this event, high school students across the state of Maryland can compete by creating sculptures using recycled and reusable materials.

Although America Recycles Day is actually on November 15, the Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest will be held on Friday, November 22nd from 10 a.m. – 1p.m. at Montgomery Park. America Recycles Day is a national event that unites business, environmental and civic groups, and local, state, and federal government agencies to promote recycling, source reduction, and the purchase of products made from recycled materials as a means to a more sustainable society. To find out more about America Recycles Day, visit their website

This year, Principal and co-founder of Vangel Inc, Valerie Androutsopoulos will be a judge at the Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest. We’re so excited to see what the contestants come up with!

Some pictures from the 2012
Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest

Serena Holmes, 12th Grade, Suitland High School, “Stanley”

Andrew Pressley, 12th Grade, Middletown High School, “Meeko the Dolphin”

Danielle Endsley, The Arrow Center for Education, “The Spirit of Human Plague”

2012 Grand Prize Winner: Todd Ennis, Middletown High School, “American Flag”

See more pictures from last year’s event on their flickr