FORT STEWART, Ga. - The 14th annual National America Recycles Day was held on Tuesday, Nov. 15. America Recycles Day encourages us to recycle and create a demand for recyclables by using products made from recycled material. What better way to create awareness of the importance of recycling, and to increase recycling than by having school children participate in a Recyclable Robot contest? The DPW Environmental Division challenged the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Schools to participate by building robots made out of recyclable materials. A winner for each participating grade level for each school was chosen. Winners were announced and recognized during a recycling awareness presentation given by the Environmental Recycling Program on Nov. 15 and 16.

Winners for Brittin Elementary were: Ms. Minutelli's Kindergarten Class, Ms. Cameron's 1st Grade Class, and Ms. Bianco's 6th Grade Class.

Diamond Elementary winners were: Ms. Hahn's and Ms. Whidden's Kindergarten Classes, Ms. Knapp's 2nd Grade Class, Ms. Backman's 3rd Grade Class, Ms. Brayley's 4th Grade Class, and Ms. Momon-Hughes' 6th Grade Class.

Remember, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield is committed to meeting the Department of Defense goal of reducing the Installation's solid waste stream by 50 percent by 2015. Currently, our fiscal year 2011 diversion rate is 43.68 percent. However, in order for us to meet the 2015 goal, we must have the support of all residents and patrons of the Installation. Even if you practice recycling, there's always a way to do more. We encourage you to look around at home, at work, your street, your community or in school, to identify ways you can practice recycling.

Take an active role in encouraging others to recycle, too. Thank you to those who are recycling, and to those who are not, please begin today and make the commitment to practice the Three R's: Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce. Get involved!

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