It's Easy as 1-2-3!

Take Pride Winnipeg! and Recycle Everywhere are partnering for a second year to bring Easy as 1-2-3 to all Manitoba students.

Easy as 1-2-3, presented by Recycle Everywhere, consists of three steps: pick up at least three pieces of litter every day; record and classify the litter; dispose of the litter properly by putting it in either a recycling bin or the garbage.

“Easy as 1-2-3 is a fun, easy way to get involved with keeping your community clean,” says Tom Ethans, executive director, Take Pride Winnipeg!. “For every one thousand students involved in the program, 93,000 pieces of litter are picked up and properly disposed of! Every bit counts in making your community clean and beautiful.”

Classroom prizes will be awarded, and one student will have the opportunity to win a three-day trip to Churchill this summer for a beluga whale encounter! See full details here on how to register.

Teachers may sign up their entire class, or students may register individually. The program is open to all Manitoba students Kindergarten through Grade 12. The benefits of this program are two-fold; students will be helping to keep Manitoba streets clean and learn about the importance of recycling at the same time.

“Recycle Everywhere is proud to support this initiative for the second year,” says Christa Rust, program manager of Recycle Everywhere. “This contest will help reinforce the importance of beverage container recycling in Manitoba schools while reducing litter on our city streets at the same time”.

Take Pride Winnipeg! wishes to thank its title sponsor, Recycle Everywhere, as well as Tim Hortons, Great Canadian Travel Company, Calm Air, Winnipeg Free Press and Brandon Sun for all their support.