Every Litter Bit Counts! 2016 Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Challenge is on


TOWSON – With a reminder that “Every Litter Bit Counts,” school communities across Baltimore County have until the end of March next year to participate in the third annual Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge.

The Challenge encourages schools and their communities to beautify Baltimore County by undertaking the most 15-minute (or longer) litter clean-ups through the school year. To participate in the Challenge, schools and supporting community groups should register clean-up events on the Challenge web page at www.bcps.org/teamBCPS/cleanGreen15/.

And with winter weather around the corner, schools might want to participate in trash pickups before the first snows fall.

Environmental grants from the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools will be awarded to schools based on the clean-up activities credited to them as well as other anti-litter education and outreach efforts. This year’s Challenge is scheduled to end March 31, 2016, with grant recipients announced on Earth Day – Friday, April 22, 2016

Community groups may include school-based groups, places of worship, youth groups, civic or community groups, scout troops, sport teams, or other organizations who wish to help clean up their school community. The 2015 Clean Green 15 project saw more than 3,350 volunteers participating in 324 clean-ups that resulted in the removal of 21 tons of litter from school campuses and communities.

Sponsors for this year’s Clean Green 15 Challenge are BGE, the Maryland Environmental Service, Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, and Sparrows Point Terminal.