Fond du Lac private and public elementary schools students are invited to get creative and help clean up our planet, by competing in the Mercury Marine Recycling Challenge starting Earth Day, April 22, 2014.
Schools participating in the challenge will paint a mural or design, on a 55 gallon recyclable container to collect materials such as glass, plastic, aluminum, cardboard and paper at Walleye Weekend. Students will use their creative imaginations to send a message about the importance of recycling and having a clean environment. The recycling containers are limited in quantity and available first come-first serve at Fond du Lac Festivals, Inc., 650 North Main Street as of Tuesday, April 22. The application form and containers must be completed and returned to Fond du Lac Festivals by May 19, 2014. Judges, including representatives from Mercury Marine, will determine the winning container, and that school will receive $500 in support of their environmental club. If the school does not have an environmental club, the school’s PTA will determine fund allocation. Each of the containers designed by the local area schools will be placed at one of ten recycling stations during Walleye Weekend. Volunteer groups will be assisting and directing festival guests to place recyclables into each of the containers. At the end of the Walleye Weekend, all recyclables collected will be weighed. Last year, 1.2 tons were collected! This year let’s collect even more! The results will be announced to the community at the Walleye Weekend Appreciation Dinner. The Mercury Marine Recycling Challenge is a collaborative effort between Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac Festivals and the City of Fond du Lac, to help in environmental sustainability.