NAPERVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Janet Yang Rohr, D-Naperville, is actively challenging students to think about how their daily decisions impact the environment by hosting an Earth Day poster contest for students K-8. This contest will present a creative way for students to celebrate Earth Day, while simultaneously gaining knowledge about the environment.
“Now more than ever, effects of global warming and climate change are becoming evident,” Yang Rohr said. “It is important to teach this message to our youth and have them understand the severity of what is happening so they can help make positive changes.”
Every student is encouraged to participate and express themselves in this challenge. Anything earth or nature related will be accepted and appreciated. This includes anything from animals, plants, or ecosystems. Yang Rohr would also like for students to include environment-friendly practices like recycling and energy conservation into their artwork if possible. Submission deadline is April 10. Posters can be delivered via mail or dropped off to Yang Rohr’s office, located at 475 River Bend Rd., Suite 500, Naperville, IL 60540. Please call 630-296-4157 to schedule a time to drop off any posters.
“Too often, young people aren’t involved in important conversations that impact their futures, especially when it comes to how we treat the planet.” Yang Rohr said. “It is our job to prepare and inform them as much as we can now.”