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Trouble with Truckee takeout: Glenshire Elementary fifth graders win EcoChallenge award

When it comes to dining out at one of Truckee's several dozen restaurants, leaving with a polystyrene container — more commonly known by its trademarked brand, Styrofoam — is often an afterthought.

During this past school year one local classroom set out to change that, and as a result were awarded $8,000 as this year's Shane McConkey EcoChallenge winners.

Kristi Scholl's fifth-grade class at Glenshire Elementary School, in Truckee, began looking at ways to ban Styrofoam in Truckee as part of a classroom project, later narrowing their scope to creating a push to eliminate Styrofoam containers at local restaurants. (Read More...)