Earth Day is celebrated around the world on 22 April. It’s a day when some of the main issues facing the natural world are highlighted as over a billion individuals, communities, organizations, and governments around the world acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.
This year, with many eyes on Cayman’s youngest citizens to drive change and become the “green generation”, various local organisations are holding competitions to encourage school children to advocate for a more sustainable future.
Not only is this a great opportunity to give young eco-warriors a chance to be heard, but there are some amazing prizes to be had, too.
Radio Cayman is inviting Year 6 students (ages 11-12) to participate in a public service announcement competition. Students are therefore asked to write their own Earth Day-inspired PSAs using the theme, “The Face of Climate Change”.
The winning PSAs will then be recorded, with students reading them out loud, and aired on Radio Cayman and Breeze FM between 22 and 27 April.
PSAs are short messages designed to raise awareness and change attitudes about specific issues. In this case, PSAs should examine how climate change affects people, places and animals.
Submissions should be 30 seconds long, or 60 words in length and should cover the what, who, where, when, why and how of the specific topic.
Deadline: 10 April – so get researching and start writing soon.
Submissions may be delivered to 71 Elgin Avenue, faxed to 946-1346 or e-mailed to [email protected] Include details of your school, name of your teacher, telephone number and email address.
Prizes: Radio Cayman gift packs
Department of Environmental Health and Yellow Pages
The DEH in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Yellow Pages invites school children ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 15 to create posters, with a theme of “Recycling in the Cayman Islands.”
The winning entries will be published in the Island Pages section of the 2014 Cayman Islands Yellow Pages telephone directory.
Submissions should be on a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, using pencil, pens, paints and markers.
Hint: DEH recycles aluminium cans, used motor and cooking oil, batteries, scrap metals and natural Christmas trees. Yellow Pages recycle old phone directories.
Deadline: 30 April. Competition is open to all schools. Entries should delivered in person to DEH head office at 580 North Sound Rd., or mailed to Tania Johnson, PO Box 1820, KY1-1109. Entries can also be collected from the school on 30 April.
Prizes: Family passes to the Turtle Farm, LIME Blackberry, kayak tours, gift certificates and movie passes.
Central Caribbean Marine Institute
CCMI has launched the awesome “One Ocean, One Planet” competition in all government primary schools.
The final pieces will be displayed at this year’s Living Green Fair on Saturday, 20 April.
Prizes: Winning schools will be taken on an exciting and educational class trip to the Little Cayman with CCMI for two days.
Radio Cayman is giving young eco-warriors a chance to be heard