Education and Outreach
For more information about recycling and going green, please see the links below:
- Uses of Refuse presentation
- Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
- A Recycling Revolution
- National Geographic's Environment site
Contests and Awards
There are several contests and awards at national, state, and county levels for individual and groups who are promoting awareness of recycling and environmental issues.
Environmental Contests for Students
The Johnston County Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors several poster and essay contests on environmental issues throughout the year for local students. These include a poster contest for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students; an essay contest for 5th and 6th grade students; and a PowerPoint contest for 6th grade students. The contest theme is based on an environmental topic that rotates each year.
Please contact the Soil and Water Conservation District at 919-934-7156 x3 for more information.
Use the links below for more information on county environmental contests and to view previous contest winners:
Community Environmental Recognitions
The Johnston County Soil and Water Conservation District recognizes local farmers every year for outstanding conservation efforts. Three awards are given:
- Tree Farmer of the Year
- River Friendly Farmer of the Year
- Conservation Farm Family of the Year
Visit the Soil and Water Conservation website or contact the Soil and Water Conservation District at 919-934-7156 x3 for more information.