Create a picture that shows simple steps that we can all take to help keep the Front Ranges’ air clean and you could win a new bike for yourself and $1,000 for your school.
The contest is open to all Colorado public, private and home-schooled children in grades 1 to 8.
Our goal at Kids 4 Clean Air Colorado is to educate children and their parents about the simple steps we can all take to help keep the air we all share clean.
To aid in this mission, the Kids 4 Clean Air Colorado poster contest is asking kids to learn a little about air pollution, how it’s formed and the simple steps we can take every day to help reduce air pollution.
The contest is divided into four age and theme categories:
1st and 2nd Grade – Put a Cap on Ozone! Broken or missing gas caps can allow up to 30 gallons of gasoline to evaporate per year. These stinky fumes can create harmful ozone that can make your lungs burn. Help demonstrate how we can put a cap on these gross ozone gasses and make our environment more fun outside! Learn why it is important for your family’s car to have a properly fitting gas cap and illustrate your ideas to help people to remember to Put a Cap on Ozone!
3rd and 4th Grade – Engines Off! When your parents are waiting to pick you up from school or soccer practice, leaving their car running creates nasty pollution, as well as wastes gas. In order to help our environment and save your parents some money, teach them to turn off their car during long waiting periods. Help show how we can demonstrate the benefits of turning your car off when going nowhere! Learn why it’s important for mom and dad to turn the car engine off when they are stopped, especially while waiting to drop-off or pick-up at school, and illustrate your ideas to remind people why they should turn their Engines Off!
5th and 6th Grade – Stop at the Click! If you help out by filling the family car with gas, you might be tempted to put just a little extra in after the gas pump clicks off, or you might see your mom or dad do this. Don’t. It’s bad for the car and bad for the air. Learn why you should not overfill a car’s gas tank and illustrate your ideas to remind people to Stop at the Click!
7th and 8th Grade – Maintenance Matters! Keeping up with your car maintenance is not only important to keeping your car running, but also to protecting our air. Encouraging your parents and grandparents to keep their car maintained not only helps them get you to your games on time, but it also helps keep our air clean. The pollution produced from poorly maintained cars is one of the leading causes of Denver’s “brown cloud.” Learn about the importance and benefits of regular vehicle maintenance, like oil changes and keeping tires inflated, and illustrate your ideas to teach people that Maintenance Matters!
Each entry must be accompanied by a parent or guardian-signed entry form, and must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013. Visit www.AirCareColorado.com for official rules and guidelines.