Skip to content

That’s My Daughter’s Radon Poster Design on the T-Shirt You’re Wearing!

2010 September 3

I love T-shirts, but what I love even more is a T-shirt about radon, and what I love even more than that is seeing my daughter’s poster design about radon on a T-shirt. Each year, state radon programs have been supporting children, parents and teachers to do just that for the National Radon Poster Contest. The contest is cosponsored by EPA and Kansas State University. The contest is an artistic yet educational way to teach students about radon and its effects on our health. We all have much to learn about radon, and we can help spread awareness by wearing these unique T-shirts and pinning up those posters in our offices and buildings. Do you want to know how to get contest information?2010_participatingmap

The top three picks nationwide, their teacher or sponsor, and a parent or guardian win a trip to Washington D.C. The students will be honored in front of a huge crowd of supporters at the annual IAQ Tools for Schools Symposium held from January 13 to 15, 2011. I had the pleasure of attending the national award ceremony last year. As I watched the students walk up to the podium to receive their accolades, I remembered just how powerful and passionate a message becomes when we hear it from a child.

Check out past national winners and their posters in the below photo. Visit the website to see more winning posters, video and audio. Last year’s contest had submissions from 37 states totaling nearly 3,000 entries! That’s up more than 1,000 from the year before. Well done!poster-winners-2009_

Don’t think you’re getting off that easy because I have a challenge: Let’s get entries from all 50 states this year! Look at the map of the poster contest participation last year and let all our blog readers know when you challenge someone from one of those states in white to submit an entry. Come on Arkansas, Wyoming, Maine; I know you have at least one child age 9 to 14 who would love to take advantage of this huge opportunity to help save a life. Don’t let them miss it, and tell those kids to get their creativity on because the deadline is approaching – October 31. Some states have earlier deadlines, so check for additional information.

About the author: Jani Palmer is a Physical Scientist in the Indoor Environments Division. She has been in the indoor air quality and industrial hygiene field for 10 years providing environmental consulting and services for school districts, industry, and public agencies.

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed here are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

Please share this post. However, please don't change the title or the content. If you do make changes, don't attribute the edited title or content to EPA or the author.

9 Responses leave one →
  1. armansyahardanis permalink
    September 3, 2010

    Competitive in among of species are natural. Much species were lost but human are exist forever. Forever ….? Because our baby always cries, sense of responsibility, when they known competitive are going to do in the world next. Now, the biggest competitive are between Gray (disasters)and Green (human). Long history shown to us, we always the winner. Land need Green, not Gray.

  2. t-shirts... permalink
    September 5, 2010

    Rn-is dangers but we got ourselfs into it ….use nucelar wisely and we should get out of safe…..i wouldnot do anything to harm my grandchildren so ……..

  3. Michael E. Bailey permalink
    September 5, 2010

    One of the best things we can do for the future of the planet is to get children interested in environmental issues today; and this program is one that will interest many children into getting involved. If we can get kids interested in environmental issues now, the carry over impact later will be tremendous. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

  4. Alexandra Spirer permalink
    September 16, 2010

    I think this is great. I remember when I was in school and our science teacher taught us about our environment but taking us to our local sound and learning about ground water.

    That the smallest things that we do can make our environment better and safer for our children and future generations to come.

  5. Miami Design permalink
    September 20, 2010

    This is a great way to get the word out and help protect our children.

  6. Willie E Ford permalink
    September 20, 2010

    Anytime a student goes that extra mile to learn and achieve gets me excited. Teachers deserve credit for tapping into kids curiosity and opening their minds to whats going on around them.

  7. evening purse permalink
    October 6, 2011

    I like your blog very much.

  8. California Injury Lawyer permalink
    October 30, 2011

    Wow!I am nor starting to lone this post..I really do..thank you for sharing this to us..:-)

  9. Satanic permalink
    November 20, 2014

    If we can get kids interested in environmental issues now, the carry over impact later will be tremendous.


Leave a Reply

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS