Diamond K Inc. Sponsors the Lackawanna County GreenSylvania School Paper Recycling Competition

This year, Diamond K Inc. proudly sponsored the Lackawanna County GreenSylvania School Paper Recycling Competition. “GreenSylvania” is intended to assist schools during the implementation and/or enhancement of their recycling program and waste stream reduction efforts, and to generate enthusiasm among students and teachers for recycling at school, at home and at special events.  

The Lackawanna County GreenSylvania competition is conducted on a “Per Capita” basis to allow schools of all sizes to participate, and is held on three levels: elementary, intermediate/middle, and high schools.  The paper is collected from within the school's classrooms and offices, and participants include all students, their teachers and office staff.
 
The competition is a student-based, hands-on learning experience of weighing the paper, logging it weekly, and submitting weights by email or fax.  GreenSylvania is intended to increase the amount of material recycled by the schools both in mandated and non-mandated municipalities. In addition, the program aims to educate the administration on the various ways that they can reduce their overall waste, increase their recycling rate, and purchase items made of recycled material while saving money. The program also helps to decrease the volume of material going to landfills. To learn more about GreenSylvania's initiatives and educational benefits, please visit greensylvania.org

This year, Diamond K Inc. provided cash awards of $500.00 each to the 3 runners-up. Congratulations, North Pocono Middle SchoolWhittier Elementary and West Scranton High School! We are extremely proud of these three schools and all who participated in the competition!