Fourth annual Eco Challenge opens this fall

The Lexus Eco Challenge registration opens on Sept. 27, 2010, and will conclude with the announcement of the first-place and grand-prize-winning teams during Earth Month, April 2011. Middle and high school teams are invited to participate in one or both of the two initial challenges, each addressing different environmental elements – land/water and air/climate.

For each of the challenges, teams will define an environmental issue that is important to them, develop an action plan to address the issue, implement the plan, and report the results.

The winning teams will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships and grants to be shared among the students, teacher and school. In addition, the winning action plans will be featured on a special Web page to inspire other students to take action in their communities.

Full program information including rules and entry details can be viewed at www.scholastic.com/lexus.

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