Registration has opened for the sixth annual Environmental Mind Grind competition, an academic trivia-based competition with a focus on environmental awareness, where high school teams from Mission and Abbotsford compete against each other.
“This is a great way to engage with Abbotsford and Mission’s young adults to educate them about our impact on the environment and to learn about what they can do to help,” said Mallory Palliyaguru, the education coordinator at the Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program.
Students compete in groups of three and prepare by reviewing material in the contest study guide. A first prize of $1,500 goes towards an environmental initiative at the winning team’s school.
The winner of last year’s event, Mission Senior Secondary, used their winnings to install a water bottle refill station at their school to promote reusable over single-use water bottles.
The event will be held on Feb. 27 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. For more information, or to register a team, visit acsrecycling.ca.
Registration is due by Jan. 19.
The event is put on by the Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program, a program of Abbotsford Community Services. The program provides recycling services in partnership with the District of Mission and City of Abbotsford. They also offer an extensive public awareness program, which includes school and community education.