Eight children, who have helped CUPE raise environmental awareness with Earth Day posters, have won prizes for their creative artwork.
The posters, which range from drawings of a before and after clean-up of polluting industries to promoting the benefits of walking or taking the bus over car use, all celebrated environmental friendliness in honour of Earth Day, April 22. The contest was sponsored by CUPE’s National Environment Committee through the work of the Health and Safety Branch in Ottawa.
Some of the drawing included environmental actions. Said Meagan, who is in grade five: “Walk your feet down the street or come with us and take the bus!”
“I would help the world by picking up trash,” said one seven-year-old girl’s poster. “We recycle pop bottles, cans and juice boxes at my school. And I recycle these at home, too,” said Marney, who is 12.
Kristen, only six years old, depicted the harm done when poisonous pesticides or herbicides are sprayed in parks used by birds, animals and children at play.