The winners of PaperSeed Foundation’s 2018 Recycled Materials Art Competition are now announced! Among several beautiful and creative entries, the judges finally found five lucky winners who all had made a great job of turning recycling into art. And by that demonstrating how creative problem solving can help us achieve a sustainable future.
Winners– Group Projects
- ”Kandinsky Circles” by Teresa Bowe’s Kindergarten Class
- “From Trash to Treasure” by Julie Ryan’s Second Grade Class
- ”Recycled Color Wheel” by Yvonne Bruner’s 5th Grade Class
Winners – Individual Projects
- “Design Thinking” by Jack, 2nd Grade
- “Recycled Print-Making” by Jude, 5th Grade
CellMark are impressed
We are impressed by this initiative by the PaperSeed Foundation to start the Recycled Materials Art Competition with elementary school students in Marin County, California, USA. It started three year long and has now become a highly appreciated happening engaging many local students in this area. The range of creative works of art are astounding, and we realize the judges have had a very difficult time choosing winners.
In this post we showcases some of the amazing work created during the competition. To view the work submitted by all 2018 young artists, click here.
CellMark would like to thank PaperSeed for this great initiative. We also extend our thanks to Mill Valley Refuse Service for their sponsorship, and the Bay Area Discovery Museum and Doodlebug for generously providing prizes.
PaperSeed Foundation about RMAC
- ”Much of our work in the United States focuses on sustainability, which can often feel like a monolithic word. What is sustainability? How do you teach it?
- The truth is, sustainability doesn’t need to be complicated, at least as far as our day-to-day is concerned. It means avoiding single-use items, making sure we dispose of waste properly, and opting to utilize green solutions like wind and solar when we can.
- Children are remarkably receptive to these ideas, which is fantastic because getting them involved in the conversation is the key to our sustainable future. Simple things like getting outside to appreciate nature, and making sure your household is recycling, can make a huge difference.
- That’s a big part of why we started the RMAC- because while you can teach a child about recycling in a 30 minute lesson, we think that having them work with these materials- and see for themselves how many single-use items our schools and homes go through – is a more meaningful way for them to learn.”