To celebrate and honor Earth Day 2013, Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) is sponsoring a poster contest for Long Island children, the theme of which is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
If you have a child who is in kindergarten through 6th grade, they are eligible to enter this contest. Winning entries will be displayed on Senator Hannon’s website, and all participants will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation. Senator Hannon also plans to host an awards ceremony honoring the participants and winners.
The focus is to emphasize the importance of recycling and waste reduction, to encourage the exchange of ideas about recycling and waste reduction among schools, children and adults, and to stimulate creative thinking about solutions to problems concerning recycling and waste reduction. I am asking students to create a poster that could be used as part of this campaign. – Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau)
Since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, millions of Americans have participated, helping improve the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink. In addition to the federal Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, New York has made great strides in improving our environment and promoting recycling, from the Bottle Bill to the promotion of green energy.
For additional information on participation or questions about the contest, please contact Senator Hannon’s Community Office at 516-739-1700 or visit www.kemphannon.com.