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What Do Kids Know About Going Green?

2011 May 17

By Wendy Dew

Way more than you think! EPA Region 8 recently invited students to participate in the 2011 Earth Day “What Makes a School Green Art Challenge.”

The contest asked students to draw or design “what makes their school green or what could make their school green”. Students could design a green school, draw green school activities or draw what makes their school green already. Example green activities included: recycling, planting trees, changing light bulbs, etc.

The purpose of the contest was to see what school children think will make their school green or greener! The drawings were very educational for EPA, teachers and parents as they showed us what our children think about environmental protection and environmental health and safety in the school environment.

The winning entry was from Linford Elementary School in Wyoming.

See some of the entries

About the author: Wendy Dew is the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator for Region 8 in Denver, Colorado.

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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.

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2 Responses leave one →
  1. armansyahardanis permalink
    May 17, 2011

    Solar Panels : Favorite Students !!!

    They sent signal to us that they need hi-tech to living and growing. They’ve seen interaction between the sun and the earth and they should maintain constellation of our environment. Synthesize of natural and spiritual. Spectacular!

  2. sara@addiction treatment centers permalink
    May 18, 2011

    Yes, you are right, kinds usually love to play in the company of natures, they give you indication many times that they only need a healthy place to live in.

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