Evergreen Packaging announced Ringgold Middle School as a winner in their spring 2014 “Made By Milk Carton” construction contest. Students used 2,014 cartons to the build their “Adventures of Dr. Seuss” replica.

The school was awarded $1,500 and is planning to use the prize to furnish an outdoor space at their school to be used as an outdoor classroom.

Evergreen Packaging, a leader in paperboard carton manufacturing, has sponsored the competition since August 2012. The contest theme for Spring 2014 was “Stories.” Students were encouraged to build characters, symbols, or scenes from their favorite fairy tale.

“It’s rewarding to see students get so involved in collecting, recycling and re-purposing milk cartons to create a prize-winning design that will help fund activities for their school,” said Katie Lewis, marketing manager for Evergreen Packaging. “I’m amazed at the imagination and dedication students of all ages put into their carton creations. Congratulations to all winners for their creativity in using cartons to bring stories to life.”

The Made by Milk program is one of Evergreen Packaging’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness among consumers on the eco-friendly benefits of paper cartons. Cartons are an eco-friendly packaging choice because more than 70 percent of milk carton packaging is paper, made from trees, a renewable resource. Currently, more than 57 million households in the United States have access to recycling programs that accept paper cartons.