The 2021-22 contest theme challenged young people to explore the relationship between recycling and climate change to raise public awareness and show how, by doing our part, we can make a big difference together. Students from across the country sent in their PSAs in the form of posters and videos and we received over 100 entries! On behalf of JASON Learning and ISRI, thank you students and teachers for the incredible work that went into each and every poster and video. Click below to view the poster and video winners, and honorable mentions for each grade level.
The Green Team
Ani Nishanian and Namira Meghla
Ani Nishanian and Namira Meghla, two fifth-graders from Willow Springs Elementary School in Fairfax County, Va., are the talented filmmakers behind this year’s winning video entry. They designed their video to encourage other young people about the growing problem of climate change, the importance of recycling, and what actions people can take in their communities.
Thank you to their teacher, Mr. Logan Williams for supporting his students in submitting this incredible video! Congratulations!
Learn more about Ani and Namira
Mark Monteleone and Joei Tarrazi
High school seniors Mark Monteleone and Joei Tarrazi from Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) in Highlands, N.J., created this year’s winning poster submission. Their project explores how rising sea levels have affected their coastal community, and how recycling rubber tires can serve as a solution to climate change by reducing carbon emissions. The poster recommends steps people can take locally, such as donating old tires to local manufacturers or using the tires themselves to turn into a gravel substitute, wastewater treatment filter, or garden mulch.
Thank you to their teacher, Ms. Susan Fiering for supporting her students in submitting this incredible poster! Congratulations!
Learn more about Mark and Joei
Anjali Nagi and Quinn Correll
Recycle Squad 4: Riley Riccio and Stuti Shah
Team Vinton Elementary 2: Noah Chieffo, Brielle Ziobrowski, and Avery Bourque
The Mission – Recycling: Sauren Kwatra and Ben DeSorrento
Recycling with Dave: Arshia Fattahi
The Really Cool Recyclers: Maahi Chhadwa and Riya Prabhu
The Ocean Bros Team: Tyler Regan, Ryan Kownacki, and Mustafa Alia
Zachary Grossman and Sebastian Lima
AJ Zimmitti and Kevin Terhune
Olivia Reiber and Jordan Doles
Gian Arpino, Christina Duong, Angel Rocha, and Jairo Figueroa