Students in grades K-12 are being asked to express what sustainable transit means to them in the form of a poster contest for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day sponsored by City Hall’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment.
This is the second year that City Hall has held the student poster contest. The intent is to raise awareness of City Hall’s Sustainable City Plan, with this year’s theme highlighting one of the goal areas — sustainable transportation.
“As leaders of the next generation, we want to see your thoughts and ideas expressed through art about clean air, climate change, healthier lifestyles and sustainable transportation,” city officials said in a news release. “How can we ditch the car and use more sustainable transportation options such as walking, biking, carpooling and riding the Big Blue Bus?”
The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, March 17. Visit www.sustainablesm.org for more details.
All students, their families and teachers will be invited to an Earth Day celebration on April 22 at the Santa Monica South Beach Green, at which time winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Posters will be on display.
Four grand prize winners will have their art displayed on the outside of four Big Blue Buses in the king size ad space for a month. Runner-ups will have their poster art displayed on the interior of the Big Blue Bus for a month. Additionally, all winners receive prizes and have their artwork on display at city events and on the several city Web sites.
Sponsors of the contest include the Big Blue Bus and Sustainable Works.