“Keep the Green in Greenville”: Local students’ artwork placed on recycling trucks

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – If you live in Greenville, you’ll see some pieces of travelling art real soon. It’s all in an effort to emphasize the significance of recycling.

The City of Greenville Public Works Department celebrated the winners of its first annual “Keep the Green in Greenville” art poster contest.

Pitt County Schools’ students created posters highlighting the importance of recycling and waste reduction.

The contest was divided into four categories; K-2ND, 3RD-5TH, 6TH-8TH, and 9TH-12TH.

Chicod Elementary School’s Clara Grace Gee won for her “Do it for the kids, recycle” slogan, while St. Peter’s School’s Sloan Carlson was recognized for her “Keep it Green in Greenville” theme.

The other winners included E.B. Aycock Middle School’s Lauren Wilder for her “Don’t be trashy, recycle” painting and J.H. Rose’s Cassie Veland was recognized for her “Don’t waste it, compost it” theme.

The city has placed the winning artworks from each student on the back of Greenville recycling trucks to showcase their work as the trucks travel around town.

Clara Grace, now a 3RD grader, says the road near her grandparents’ house is littered with cans and trash.

“Some people don’t recycle and that’s harmful to the earth,” said Grace.

11TH grader Cassie Veland has a message for those who are unsure what to do with their trash.

“Keep in mind that you can take old things and make them into something new and better, [like composting],” said Veland.

Each artwork will be showcased on Greenville recycling trucks for an entire year.

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