The Environmental Mind Grind competition, hosted by the Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program, returns on Feb. 27. Registration closes this Friday, Feb. 1.

Registration deadline nears for Environmental Mind Grind

Abbotsford and Mission high schools invited to compete

Registration closes on Friday, Feb. 1 for the sixth annual Environmental Mind Grind competition.

High school teams from Abbotsford and Mission compete against each other in this academic trivia-based competition with a focus on environmental awareness.

“It’s so important to have our youth on board with recycling and conservation efforts, and this competition provides a fun way to learn,” 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 is held Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, and is hosted by 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.

Visit Acsrecycling.ca for more information or to register a team.

RELATED: Team from Abbotsford takes second spot in Mind Grind competition

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