MDE to Host America Recycles Day “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest

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Maryland Department of the Environment

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Kim Lamphier
(410) 537-3003

MDE to Host America Recycles Day “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest

Who

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is hosting the 7th Annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest. Award-winning Frederick County artist Bev Reidinger, MDE Assistant Secretary Stephen Pattison, and Baltimore Examiner environmental journalist Sara Michaels will serve as judges to determine contest winners based on creativity, use of materials, and workmanship. The Soap & Detergent Association, the Maryland Recycling Network, Best Buy, Allied Waste Services, Sharp Electronics Corporation, the Delaware/District of Columbia/Maryland Beverage Association, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Constellation Energy are donating prizes and refreshments.

Participating High Schools

Anne Arundel County: Broadneck,High School, Glen Burnie High School
Baltimore County: Carver Center for Arts & Technology, Parkville High School,
St. Paul’s School, St. Paul’s School for Girls
Calvert County: Northern High School
Carroll County: Century High School, South Carroll High School
Cecil County: Rising Sun High School
Charles County: LaPlata High School
Garrett County: Northern Garrett County High School, Southern Garrett County High School
Harford County: C. Milton Wright High School
Prince George’s County: Gwynn Park High School, Suitland High School,
Center for the Visual & Performing Arts
Washington County: Smithsburg High School, Williamsport High School

When

Friday, November 7, 2007 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Sculptures will be on display starting at 10:00 am and the winners will be announced at approximately 11:45am.

Where

Montgomery Park Business Center Auditorium, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230

What

Every year MDE celebrates America Recycles Day (ARD) by hosting the 7th Annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest and judging ceremony. High school students from across Maryland are invited to participate by creating sculptures made of recycled and used materials. Students create highly innovative and artistic sculptures made from a variety of materials such as: Metal, Bottles, Cans, Milk Jugs, Cardboard, Plastic Bags, Poker Chips, Tin Foil, Paper Bags, etc. This year MDE expects approximately 50-60 submissions from 19 schools.

Directions

From the North

Take I-95 South. Go through the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Exit at Exit 53 (I-395/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Follow signs to Martin Luther King Boulevard to the right. Get into the left lane after exiting. At the first traffic light, make a left onto Washington Boulevard. Follow Washington Boulevard for approximately one mile. Cross over Monroe Street. Make a right into the Red parking lot.

From the South

Take I-95 South. Go through the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Exit at Exit 50A-B (Caton Avenue/Washington Boulevard). Stay in the left lane of the exit following signs to Washington Boulevard. Get in the left lane on Patapsco Avenue. At the third traffic light, make a left onto Washington Boulevard. Stay on Washington Boulevard for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn left into the Red parking lot.

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