From The Tribune Staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Several local schools have submitted entries into the Litter Quitters Video Project.
The project is a litter abatement project for public high schools within watershed basins. There are three different watershed zones for the project: North, East and West.
Students from Hewitt-Trussville High School, Shades Valley High School and Clay-Chalkville High School are among this year’s competitors.
Hewitt-Trussville’s video shows paper being handed out to students and one student has empty plastic bottles covering his desk. He pushes them onto the ground then goes to the restroom where bottles are filling sinks. The actor is then seen going to a creek where he litters.
Clay-Chalkville’s video shows students walking by trash on the ground. Suddenly, Litter Quitter superheroes jump out and school the students on why picking up trash is so important.
You can vote for your favorite video online by clicking here. The three videos with the most “likes” from each watershed zone will win monetary prizes for their schools. The students will also be invited to participate in a media day and could become part of a PSA commercial.
Each watershed zone will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner.
The Litter Quitters Committee hopes the project will “engage the students and, by extension their families and communities, in efforts to reduce litter along their roadsides and in their streams.”
FROM LITTER QUITTERS
The Litter Quitters Committee formed in 2017 from a group of organizations who make it their goal to protect our roadways, lakes, streams, creeks, and rivers from litter.
The Committee educates students and participates in local cleanups. The committee has also created a school video competition throughout different watersheds to spotlight the issues with littering. You can read more about this project here.