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April 14, 2004

San Mateo County RecycleWorks
Contact: Lillian Clark
1-888-442-2666 or

Local Exhibit Opens on April 15

Redwood City—Twenty-two winning posters, selected from 400 entries in the fourth annual countywide RecycleWorks Earth Day Poster Contest, will be exhibited in China as part of an environmental education cross-cultural exchange. The winning posters will travel to China after a local exhibit at the San Mateo County Hall of Justice Gallery. Selected artwork of 54 students will be displayed beginning on April 15. The student artists will be honored at a gallery reception on April 30.

This year students were asked, "What would you tell your community about recycling, reuse, and not making waste in the first place?" Over 400 students from more than 13 schools throughout the County submitted artwork. South Hillsborough School fourth grader Vincent Tong took first place.

"It is gratifying to know that our 'RecycleWorks' Earth Day Poster contest was successful in generating so much interest among our young people," said Supervisor Mark Church, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. "By sharing this year's artwork with children in China, we are spreading the message that recycling works and instilling the value of environmentalism in children worldwide."

The winning posters will go to China in May as part of the 1990 Institute's Children's Art on the Environment Project. The project's mission is to foster dialogue about the environment among children of different cultures through art. The 1990 Institute ( studies major economic and social issues relating to China.

RecycleWorks, San Mateo County's recycling program, offers the Earth Day Poster Contest every year for students in grades K-12 to celebrate Earth Day and promote resource conservation, waste, and recycling in their communities. The public is invited to view the posters at the Hall of Justice Gallery at 400 County Center, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information or to view the winning posters online visit or call the RecycleWorks hotline at 1-888-442-2666.

RecycleWorks, a program of San Mateo County, offers information and assistance on recycling, reuse, waste reduction, green building and composting to the residents, businesses and schools in San Mateo County. RecycleWorks is best known for its comprehensive website - - and friendly and informative toll free hotline (1-888-442-2666). RecycleWorks serves the entire county and supports local efforts to reduce waste.

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