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Harris Teeter Together in Education Encourages Students to Think Green
Schools recycle and win during Harris Teeter’s We Think Green Contest

Together in EducationOn March 13, Harris Teeter is launching Together in Education’s (TIE) 2nd We Think Green contest, designed to teach students the benefits of recycling and to provide schools with yet another opportunity to earn cash.   

Harris Teeter has a responsibility to act as a good corporate citizen and has instituted multiple recycling programs into its day to day operations.  The company thinks it is also important to educate future shoppers about what they can do to help ensure a sustainable future.  Last year, therefore, Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program added the We Think Green contest to its lineup of programs designed to encourage recycling. 

How does it work? Students at participating schools collect plastic bags and turn them into their local store to be weighed and recycled.  Winning schools are those that collected the most weight in plastic earth

At the conclusion of the We Think Green contest, 15 schools – a first, second, third, fourth and fifth place winner from each Harris Teeter region – will be presented with a check for collecting plastic bags.  1st place winners will receive $1,000, 2nd place will receive $500 and 3rd, 4th and 5th place will each receive $250.  

Fast Facts

Who:      Any interested school that is also a TIE participant
What:    We Think Green contest
When:   Friday, March 13 – June 1, 2009
Why:     Teach students the benefits of recycling while giving them an opportunity to earn cash for their school

For We Think Green rules and regulations, please visit our web site at

Harris Teeter has donated over $12 million to schools since 1998 through its Together in Education program.