This team from Rick Hansen Secondary won the 2019 Environmental Mind Grind. Registration is now open for the 2020 event, which takes place Feb. 27 in Abbotford. (Submitted photo)

This team from Rick Hansen Secondary won the 2019 Environmental Mind Grind. Registration is now open for the 2020 event, which takes place Feb. 27 in Abbotford. (Submitted photo)

Registration now open for 7th annual Environmental Mind Grind

Competition on Feb. 27 invites Abbotsford and Mission schools to participate

Registration is now open for the 2020 Environmental Mind Grind competition for high school students hosted by the Abbotsford Mission Recycling program.

The seventh annual event will feature high school teams from Abbotsford and Mission secondary schools competing against each other in an academic trivia-based competition on Feb. 26 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre.

The questions are focused on environmental awareness, which the students prepare for by reviewing material in the contest study guide.

First prize is $1,500 towards an environmental initiative at the winning team’s school.

Over the past few years, Mission Senior Secondary has used their combined winnings to install four water bottle refill stations within the school and they also purchased compost collection containers.

Last year’s winning team was from Rick Hansen Secondary, while teams from Mission Senior Secondary placed second and third.

For more information, or to register a team, visit AbbotsfordMissionRecycling.ca.

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