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Kids’ posters remind us that every day is Earth Day

Nine children have won nifty environment-friendly radios for their creative efforts in CUPE’s third annual Earth Day poster contest for kids.

This year’s winners come from across the provinces and range in age from six to sixteen. Their posters, which tackled everything from endangered species to picking up our garbage and remembering to recycle, celebrated Earth Day, April 22.

The earth is in our hands,” said eight-year-old Madeleine’s poster. Thirteen-year-old Monika drew endangered wildlife with the message: “So many warnings. Are you paying attention?” Chris, 16, illustrated the three best powers: hydro, wind and solar electricity.

The contest is sponsored by CUPE’s National Environment Committee through the work of the Health and Safety branch in Ottawa.

Each child receives a rechargeable portable radio that operates on solar power or wind-up. Here are this year’s winners:

Jocelyn, Prince Edward Island
Chris, Ontario
Lauriane, Québec
Brendon, British Columbia
Brooklin, Saskatchewan
Madeleine, New Brunswick
Monika, Alberta
Hee-Kyu, Newfoundland
Kaleigh, Nova Scotia