- "The Elementals"- Herricks High School, New Hyde Park, NY: Researched the recycling habits of the campus community and used that information to help increase participation in recycling.
- "Manatee Team"- Manatee High School, Bradenton, Fla.: Improved school's recycling program increasing teacher participation by 300 percent and raising awareness around campus about the importance of recycling.
- "Bayou Bartholomew EAST"- McGehee High School, McGehee, Ark.: Helped to clean up pollution in the longest bayou in the United States, Bayou Bartholomew. The team created a Web site to track the efforts of the clean up.
- "Newberry Environmental Girls"- Newberry High School, Newberry, Fla.: Started a bottle recycling program on campus with the potential to recycle more than 170 plastic bottles per day.
- "Viva Verde"- North Mecklenburg High School, Huntersville, NC: Organized "Viva Verde Fashion Show," which showcases clothes made from organic cotton or secondhand clothing. Also hosted "Swap ‘til you Drop" clothing exchange program.
- "The Ones Who Care"- Sierra Vista High School, Baldwin Park, Calif.: Conducted an outreach program to educate the campus community about the danger of pesticides to human health, soil, vegetation and animals.
- "Westminster CCC"- The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Ga.: Increased recycling on the campus by creating the "Adopt a Recycle Bin" program, holding educational assemblies and recruiting volunteers to help in the recycling effort.
Middle School Winners -
- "Eggsteins"- Great Neck South Middle School, Great Neck, NY: Explored the effects of deforestation by identifying trees, creating leaf impressions, and by taking younger students on nature walks.
- "Chi-Town Team"- Madero Middle School, Chicago, Ill.: Conducted an aluminum can drive and cleaned up a community park, both helping to raise awareness in the community about recycling.
- "The Eco-Gangsters"- Nevada Middle School, Nevada, Mo.: Increased participation in campus paper recycling program with a goal of recycling 2,500 lbs. by the end of the year, four times more than in previous years.
- "OJH World Environmental Managers"- Olympus Junior High School, Holladay, Utah: Cleaned up a local park and helped educate the community about recycling and proper disposal of trash.
- "The Spachio Six"- Phillipsburg Christian Academy, Phillipsburg, NJ: Raised awareness of the importance of recycling by tracking and recording a week's worth of trash at their school. Discovered that 30 percent of waste is recyclable.
- "St. Margaret Science Club"- St. Margaret Catholic School, Lake Charles, La.: In the absence of a curb-side recycling program in the community, students increased participation in recycling through the school's parent-teacher organization, school newsletter and school Web site.
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