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Earth Day 2011 contest winners announcedPosted May. 19, 2011
The Kent State University at Trumbull Office of Student Activities has announced the winners of the Earth Day 2011 poster and service project contests.
Criteria for the poster contest expressed that all entries shouldeffectively illustrate processes, information, benefits, etc of reducing, reusing and recycling or create awareness and educate viewers on recycling, reusing items and how to save money through green practices. Entries could also discuss the carbon footprint and steps individuals can take to reduce theirs.
The winners are:
- First place: Bethany Begeot
- Second place: Danielle Durkin
- Third place: Kali Drass & David Flask
Event/service/project entries were to be focus on reducing, reusing or recycling and saving money through green practices. Participants presented their ideas, service project or event to a panel on April 21, 2011. Entrants must have submitted a one-paragraph proposal outlining the project/service/event they would be implementing.
The winners are:
- First place: Tiffanie Baumiller, Bethany Begeot, Danielle Durkin and Jody Mazur who handed out 220 plants and 350 seed packets; educated individuals on how to live sustainable lifestyles through composting and gardening and taught participants about how to protect biodiversity.
- Second place: Joe Charnas and Laura Griffith who organized several cleaning events in the greater Warren area; set-up a Facebook group called "A Greener Planet" and is working to set up recycling containers around Mosquito Lake.
- Third place: Julie White who asked individuals to pledge to not use plastic water bottles for 30 days, but rather use steel bottles instead. White receive over 350 pledges to do so.