The City of Coquitlam is challenging students to reduce their waste during the Halloween season by encouraging them to create their own Halloween costumes made from reusable and/or recycled materials.
This competition is open to all Coquitlam students in kindergarten through Grade 12. Students will need to submit a photo of themselves in their costume along with a brief report explaining the design of the costume and answering these questions:
What is your costume?
What reusable and/or recycled materials did you use?
How much reusable and/or recycled materials did you use?
Why do you think it is important to reduce waste recycle? City staff will judge each costume submission on originality, types of reusable and/or recycled materials used, and the amount of reusable and/or recycled materials used.
Prizes include tickets to Evergreen Cultural Centre's Fred Penner family matinee, Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Vancouver Aquarium. The submission deadline is Thursday, Oct. 31 before 4:30 p.m.
"I'm always amazed at the creativity of our youth, particularly at Halloween," Mayor Richard Stewart said in a press release. "This is the perfect opportunity to get our students thinking about ways to reduce waste and to recycle."
Steffanie Warriner, the city's manager of environmental services, added, "We really value the participation of the city's youth in our recycling initiatives, and this is just another fun way to get students thinking about how they can help reduce waste and make a positive difference for the environment."
Visit coquitlam.ca/hallogreen for all the contest information and complete submission details.
© Copyright 2013