BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Rich Mountain Community College Science Club is bringing recycling awareness to campus with a poster contest. Science Club President Shelby Vaughn said, “We are trying to establish a more student-friendly recycling program.”
The contest is open to the public. First prize will receive $50 and all finalists will receive a prize as well. All posters should be 8 ½ x 11 inches or larger; theme should be related to recycling and environmental awareness; and submissions should be delivered to Dr. Gaumani Gyanwali or Mrs. Lora Hosman in the Spencer Building on campus. Posters should be submitted by Wednesday, November 25. Judging will begin on November 25 and the winners will be announced on Monday, December 5th, on MyPulseNews.com. Citizens can go by the college and help judge the posters as well.
Implementing a larger recycling program at the college is part of the Science Club’s plans. They already have bins for plastics and aluminum however they are seeking boxes, specifically paper-sized boxes, to better involve paper recycling. Vaughn said another future plan is, “to get the community more apt to recycle.” She added that many businesses already recycle but most households do not. “There are grants we can receive to help, if we can educate the community to recycle and gain more involvement with the students at RMCC.”