WILL VINSON: Litterbugs! This Kid Is Out to Clean Up the Town


Like most college towns, Gainesville, Fla., home to the University of Florida, is an eco-conscious place. But even here, motivating youngsters to police the environment can be as hard as getting them to help out with the dishes after dinner. Sometimes it takes a kid to inspire other kids to care--a kid like Will Vinson, 12, whose aluminum-can-recycling crusade lit a fire under the city's next generation. Since he was a nine-year-old fourth-grader at Littlewood Elementary School, Will has united classmates, teachers, recycling firms and other local companies in a bid to rid Gainesville's school grounds of trash and develop youth...

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