Students in the March 2020 Environmental Mind Grind, which was held at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre before COVID-19 restrictions were put into place. This year’s event is being held virtually. (Submitted photo)

Students in the March 2020 Environmental Mind Grind, which was held at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre before COVID-19 restrictions were put into place. This year’s event is being held virtually. (Submitted photo)

Environmental Mind Grind goes virtual for first time

Event open to Abbotsford and Mission students in Grades 6 to 12

The 2021 Environmental Mind Grind competition takes place Thursday, April 22.

The trivia-based competition is open to students from Grades 6 to 12 from Abbotsford and Mission.

The competition is being held on Earth Day, and students will answer questions about topics like energy conservation, water and waste.

The annual event is hosted by the Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program and is going virtual for the first time. The school-based teams usually compete at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre.

In the new format, students will compete individually through an online meeting and quiz software.

“We’re excited to try out this format, which allows more students to compete,” said Laura Midan, director of Abbotsford Mission Recycling, a program of Archway Community Services.

Students can prepare with the contest study guide, and winners will receive gift cards with a top prize of $100.

Students can register at AbbotsfordMissionRecycling.ca by noon on April 21. Anyone who wants to watch the contest is asked to email recycling.education@archway.ca to request the video link.

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