The following resources will help your school compete in the competition. Make sure to have fun while recycling more!
Place competition posters throughout the school. Recycle-Bowl has high-quality posters available to print on demand. Double click on the thumbnails below to download.
Need some help explaining Recycle-Bowl to your principal, Green Team or PTA? Download this one-page overview flyer. Plan to promote Recycle-Bowl at an upcoming conference or meeting? Save the Date card: Click here to download
These scorecards will help your school keep track of the weight of your recyclables and show others how well you are doing. Double click on the thumbnails below to download. These are not required to be turned in. However, if you are a winner you might be asked to show some proof and these can be used. This spreadsheet has multiple tabs allowing flexibility based on your material mix.
Learn more about the Recycle-Bowl competition, available resources, how to use it in your community and lessons learned from two award winning communities in NJ and DE via this archived downloadable webinar. A copy of the slides can be found here.
Download a generic Recycle-Bowl overview PowerPoint presentation. Add or delete slides as necessary.
Big check sample
Invitation and Media tracking spreadsheet sample
Winners News Release template
Media advisory template
Talent release form
Go the extra mile in November and celebrate America Recycles Day at your school. If you register your event early, you will be eligible for free goodies. If your school happens to tie another school in the Recycle-Bowl competition, the school that registered, conducted and reported results from their America Recycles Day school event, breaks the tie and wins. Looking for some America Recycles Day event ideas that could be conducted at a school? Check these out.
Recycle-Bowl is flexible in that we welcome mini-competitions to be held within the full competition. Solicit extra prizes to be given out to the winning school in your town or the winning classroom within your school. A sample prize solicitation letter can be found here.
Many high school students are required to complete community service hours. If students are volunteering to help with Recycle-Bowl, download a fill-in-the-blank community service letter from Keep America Beautiful.
Keep America Beautiful knows that the custodial staff at any school is integral to a school’s recycling program. Make sure to acknowledge their support by writing a thank you letter that can be placed in their personnel file. Download a sample here.
Drive Recycle-Bowl school registration via talk radio public service announcements. Download samples here. Also, send a community specific Recycle-Bowl news release to the local paper. A sample can be found here. The formal 2013 national Recycle-Bowl kick-off news release is shown here.
Looking to drive awareness for the Recycle-Bowl competition in your town? Don’t recreate the wheel. Download these sample e-newsletter articles, blog posts and social media updates.
Do you have access to post something on a Community Access Cable TV station? If so, download this slide about registering for Recycle-Bowl to use on your local channel. The slide has also been turned into an ad that can be placed in a newspaper or newsletter. Download it here.
Develop Recycle-Bowl public service announcements for school supported newspapers, television or radio featuring the school principal, students, school athletes or the team mascot. An example can be downloaded here.
Send letters to the editor of other school newspapers with friendly taunts. See a sample here.