11/8/16 04:34PM

Highlands Ranch 8th Grader Wins Recycling Poster Contest

On November 15, National Recycle Day, the Colorado Association for Recycling will feature the artwork of 12-year-old, Nathanel Cho, a STEM School and Academy 8th grader.

Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR) awarded STEM School and Academy 8th grader and Highlands Ranch resident, Nathanel Cho, the top prize in their 10th Annual Recycling Poster Contest. The contest, opened to all Colorado students in grades K-12, asked students to create posters reflecting the theme, “ten reasons to recyle.”

Cho’s artwork, features primarily ways to conserve water, will be prominently featured in the organization’s PSA scheduled to run on National Recycle Day, November 15. His work is also featured on a large billboard in the city of Pueblo, Colorado.

In a video produced by CAFR, Cho explains that he has always been into recycling and says, "I recycle everyday and I encouraged my family to get a recycling bin." His idea for his poster, he says "came because I wanted to alert people to the importance of saving and recycling water." In his artwork he put the earth inside the recycling bin, wanting to underscore that we need to take care of the earth by recycling. "if the earth is being taken care of," Cho says, "the water coming out of the earth's fossil will still flow."

Link to CAFR PSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TnL_7wcxak&feature=youtu.be

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