Community Engagement

Community Engagement 

Grand Prize - 3Rs Community Engagement   

New for 2018!   A grand prize of $1000 will be awarded to one school in each province/territory who best embraces the reduce and reuse objectives of the 2018 Plastic Bag Grab Challenge and best communicates their action to reduce plastic waste in their school community.

Prize: $1,000 (1 per province/territory)

Social Media Prize 

Awarded to schools that post creative and educational photos or videos to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using #PlasticBagGrab. A team of judges will determine winners based on the entries that best showcase the school’s commitment to promoting the 3Rs.

Prize: $500 (per province/territory)

Need some inspriation? Here are some ideas:

  • Interview your municipality and get information about how single-use plastic bags are managed in your area. 
  • Expand plastic bag reduction to the rest of the community by implementing initiatives that encourage your community to reduce bags. 
  • Create awareness by making a public installation or artwork using reused plastic bags.
  • Host an event and invite parents, local organizations, and government to celebrate your school’s involvement in waste reduction.
  • Create lesson plans and activities and share them on social media. 
  • Give out posters explaining how to recycle bags in your community.
  • Create a PSA video.
  • Challenge your classroom, school, or community to go plastic-free for an entire week. Reward those who choose reusable items instead of single-use. 
  • Take a plastics pledge

Make sure to catch everything on camera and share on social media using the hashtag #PlasticBagGrab by May 4. 

Plastic Bag Grab challenge highlights

Chiganois Elementary in Debert, Nova Scotia demonstrate the link between humans and the environement.

Chiganois Elementary in Debert, Nova Scotia demonstrate the link between humans and the environement.

Elmsdale District School in Ensdale, Nova Scotia knows the 3Rs will help save the world. 

Students at Grandview School in Grandview, Manitoba celebrate a job well done.

Teachers at Rankin School of Narrows in Iona, Nova Scotia incorporated the Plastic Bag Grab challenge into school curriculum. 

O'leary Elementary in O'leary, PEI took part in an exciting recycling challenge the week of April 18, 2016. 

Earth's BFFs from St. Andrews Catholic School in Edmonton, Alberta bring more than 2,000 plastic bags to their local Walmart for recycling.

Students at St. Mary's Catholic School in Beaverlodge, Alberta help make the sky blue with their recycling efforts.

Students at Yorkhill Elementary in Vaughn, Ontario discover what it's like to swim in plastic.  


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