Press Release


The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is hosting the 7th Annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest. Award-winning Frederick County artist Bev Reidinger, MDE Assistant Secretary Stephen Pattison, and Baltimore Examiner environmental journalist Sara Michaels will serve as judges to determine contest winners based on creativity, use of materials, and workmanship. The Soap & Detergent Association, the Maryland Recycling Network, Best Buy, Allied Waste Services, Sharp Electronics Corporation, the Delaware/District of Columbia/Maryland Beverage Association, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Constellation Energy are donating prizes and refreshments.

Participating High Schools

  • Anne Arundel County

    Broadneck,High School, Glen Burnie High School

  • Baltimore County

    Carver Center for Arts & Technology, Parkville High School,

  • St. Paul’s School

    St. Paul’s School for Girls

  • Calvert County

    Northern High School

  • Carroll County

    Century High School, South Carroll High School

  • Cecil County

    Rising Sun High School

  • Charles County

    LaPlata High School

  • Garrett County

    Northern Garrett County High School, Southern Garrett County High School

  • Harford County

    C. Milton Wright High School

  • Prince George’s County

    Gwynn Park High School, Suitland High School,

    Center for the Visual & Performing Arts

  • Washington County

    Smithsburg High School, Williamsport High School


Friday, November 7, 2007 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Sculptures will be on display starting at 10:00 am and the winners will be announced at approximately 11:45am.


Montgomery Park Business Center Auditorium, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230


Every year MDE celebrates America Recycles Day (ARD) by hosting the 7th Annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest and judging ceremony. High school students from across Maryland are invited to participate by creating sculptures made of recycled and used materials. Students create highly innovative and artistic sculptures made from a variety of materials such as: Metal, Bottles, Cans, Milk Jugs, Cardboard, Plastic Bags, Poker Chips, Tin Foil, Paper Bags, etc. This year MDE expects approximately 50-60 submissions from 19 schools.


From the North

Take I-95 South. Go through the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Exit at Exit 53 (I-395/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Follow signs to Martin Luther King Boulevard to the right. Get into the left lane after exiting. At the first traffic light, make a left onto Washington Boulevard. Follow Washington Boulevard for approximately one mile. Cross over Monroe Street. Make a right into the Red parking lot.

From the South

Take I-95 South. Go through the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Exit at Exit 50A-B (Caton Avenue/Washington Boulevard). Stay in the left lane of the exit following signs to Washington Boulevard. Get in the left lane on Patapsco Avenue. At the third traffic light, make a left onto Washington Boulevard. Stay on Washington Boulevard for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn left into the Red parking lot.