Wed May 25, 2011
Chicago, IL. - May 25, 2011 - USAgain announces today the winners of its annual Earth Month Contest to benefit schools. USAgain, a company that helps divert millions of pounds of clothing and textiles from landfills for reuse and recycling, challenged schools to collect clothing, shoes and textiles during the month of April as a part of their Earth Month contest. The top three schools that collected the highest number of pounds were awarded cash prizes of $500, $300 and $250 each.
The winners this year are:
• First Place: Federal Terrace Elementary - Vallejo, CA
• Second Place: Lockport High School - Lockport, IL
• Third place: Antioch Middle School - Antioch, CA
354 schools participated across the U.S. collecting a total of 155,500 pounds of clothing and textiles. Together we saved 888 cubic yards of landfill space and prevented 1,880,500 pounds of greenhouse gasses from entering the atmosphere. All participating schools will be sent a Certificate of Sustainability to honor their commitment to the environment. "We are proud to support schools across the country as part of the Earth Month Contest. Educating the next generation about the importance of recycling is essential to the health of our planet," said Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain. Schools can check their collections and standing on www.usagain.com. USAgain also offers no-work, no-cost fundraisers and educational field trips at their warehouse locations in 11 states. Email email@example.com for details.
USAgain (use-again) was founded in 1999, and now operates over 10,000 collection bins in 15 states. Our mission at USAgain is simple: to provide consumers with a convenient and eco-friendly option to rid themselves of excess clothing, which we divert from wasting in landfills for resale here in the US and abroad. In 2010 alone, the company collected 56 million pounds of discarded clothing. A profitable venture headquartered in Chicago, USAgain has over 220 employees. For more information, visit www.usagain.com.
Rasham Grewal / USAgain
630-293-1239 ext 101; firstname.lastname@example.org
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