[Video] “Carton 2 Garden Contest” Encourages STEM in PreK-12 Students by Building Creative Gardens

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Evergreen Packaging®, with support from KidsGardening.org, announced the launch of the third annual Carton 2 Garden contest, a nation-wide competition inviting PreK-12 students to repurpose milk and juice cartons to build creative gardens or enhance their schools’ existing garden.

The Carton 2 Garden Program facilitates hands-on teaching, and offers schools that demonstrate the best use of cartons in a school garden the chance to win one of 14 prizes with a grand prize valued at $5,000. This initiative underscores Evergreen Packaging’s commitment to promoting sustainable practices, fresh products, and helping people make choices that benefit their healthy lifestyle goals.


Schools can compete to win prize packages, valued up to $5,000, by repurposing empty milk and juice cartons in their school gardens, which will be judged based on creativity and sustainability. One grand prize winner ($5,000); three specialty prize winners ($2,500each), one each for STEM learning, Health & Nutrition and Sustainability; five elementary school winners ($1,000 each) and five middle or high school winners ($1,000 each) will be chosen. The deadline for submissions is April 12, 2017.

This program also reminds eco-aware consumers to seek out responsible packaging choices like cartons; which come from a renewable resource. Evergreen Packaging’s FreshHouse™ cartons are made from more than 70 percent paper, which comes from trees from forests where responsible forestry practices are used and overall growth exceeds harvest. FreshHouse cartons help ensure product freshness by protecting flavor, nutrients and vitamins, and cartons are recyclable for over 68 million U.S. households where facilities exist.

Visit www.carton2garden.com for additional details and official contest rules. A list of last year’s winners can be found here, and past participants’ experiences are highlighted in a new, shareable video.


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