Blue and purple illustration for 2016 Earth Day water bottles competition
2016 Earth Day water bottles competition flyer

2016 Earth Day Competition: Three BILLION Acts of GREEN

The Dunn-Seiler Museum raising awareness about the environmental damage

The Dunn-Seiler Museum, in partnership with Gaining Ground Sustainability Institute of Mississippi, is raising awareness about the environmental damage caused by plastic water bottles that are not reused, and not recycled. Let’s help Mississippi become a GREENER place by focusing upon the water we drink! We challenge Mississippi’s K-12 students to drink water from recyclable water containers only, and avoid purchasing bottled water. BILLIONS of plastic water bottles end up in local landfills.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE by finding a creative, alternative use for plastic drinking water bottles! Our competition involves finding the BEST USE of plastic drinking water bottles. Winners of the creative water bottle contest will be announced in two categories: elementary (K-6) and middle/high school (7-12). Let’s avoid sending water bottles to landfills, and find a unique, creative, recycled use for those empty water bottles!

Submit entries by 5pm, April 15, 2016 to the Department of Geosciences, 108 Hilbun Hall, Mississippi State University. Plaques, ribbons, certificates and our special Dunn-Seiler Museum – Gaining Ground water bottles will be awarded! The top winners will be displayed at the Dunn-Seiler Earth Day booth at MSU’s Earth Day celebration!

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