2018-04-20 / Community

Cape places in CLYNK contest

In the spirit of Earth Month, CLYNK announced winners of the seventh annual CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge, which took place Jan. 29 through March 26. CLYNK welcomed schools in Maine and New York to recycle and raise funds by collecting redeemable bottles and cans. For every dollar raised in the challenge period, schools received a 50 cent match from Hannaford Supermarkets, plus the opportunity to compete for other cash prizes provided by CLYNK.

This year, schools from all over Maine and New York recycled enough cans and bottles to raise $27,562.50. Hannaford Supermarkets donated $13,782.84 in matching funds.

Cape Elizabeth Middle School placed second and earned a $1,000 prize for 2,223.18 collected.

“We’re so impressed by the teamwork and environmental dedication that schools put forth in the 2018 Challenge. Thanks to our partnership with Hannaford Supermarkets we were able to open the competition to (Maine)and (New York) this year and it has been fun to see how that upped the game in creativity, competition and number of young minds thinking green.’ We hope that all schools continue the great momentum and keep CLYNKing to raise funds,” said Alison Vanderhoof, president of CLYNK.

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