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Tennessee’s top school environmental programs were honored earlier this month by the Good Sports Always Recycle program, which originated at UT.

Each of the 2014 Good Sports Always Recycle school challenge winners received $1,000 for their efforts. The winners included:

  • Abintra Montessori School in Nashville
  • Andrew Johnson Elementary School in Kingsport
  • Carroll-Oakland Elementary School in Lebanon
  • Chester County Junior High School in Henderson
  • Flintville Elementary School in Flintville
  • McFadden School of Excellence in Murfreesboro
  • Nature’s Way Montessori School in Knoxville
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Germantown
  • Valley View Elementary School in Cleveland
  • Volunteer High School in Church Hill

Additionally, Brentwood High School in Brentwood received the Good Sports Always Recycle Sustainability Steward Award. This award included $1,500.

The Good Sports Always Recycle program was established at UT in 1993 to encourage recycling at home football games and educate the next generation about caring for the environment.

During the 2013 football season, the Good Sports Always Recycle program donated, recycled, and composted more than seventy-three tons of material. And, since its inception in 1993, the program has given more than $120,000 to Tennessee schools in recognition of their environmental efforts.

The Good Sports Always Recycle program is sponsored by Eastman, Food City, and Waste Connections, in conjunction with UT.