"Earth Day" Poster Contest
You're invited to come join the fun and help us celebrate
the 40th anniversary of Earth Day!
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory will sponsor a 2010 Earth Day poster contest for Kindergarten through 6th grade students. The theme of this year’s contest is “A Billion Acts of Green™ – mobilizing the power of people to create change by taking small steps in our homes, our schools and our businesses that add up to an enormous collective action.” Students are invited to submit their posters showing the small changes they can make around home, school or work that can have a significant positive environmental impact when taken collectively.
All of the posters submitted will be displayed at the Albany, OR; Sugar Land, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; and Morgantown, WV NETL sites from April 15, 2010 through May 5, 2010. A team of judges will review all posters and choose three winners from each grade level (K-6). Winning posters will be selected based on originality, imagination, and innovative ideas. All entrants will receive a certificate of participation.
Winners will be notified by April 16, 2010, and will be recognized with a certificate and medal citing their achievement. The winners’ names and entries will be posted in the Educational Initiatives web area on the NETL website. Winners will also have the opportunity to have their names and photographs included in NETL’s monthly newsletter.
All posters must be on 8 ½” by 11” paper and must include the student’s name, grade, teacher’s name, school name, and the entrant’s phone number on the back. Posters will NOT be returned. The deadline for receiving posters is April 2, 2010. Please send posters to:
National Energy Technology Laboratory
ATTN: Lilas Soukup
626 Cochrans Mill Road
P.O. Box 10940
Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940
NETL is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories. NETL – “the ENERGY lab” – focuses on America’s economic prosperity, which requires secure, reliable energy supplies at sustainable prices. Three overarching issues characterize the energy situation in the United States. They are energy affordability, supply security, and environmental quality. The Department of Energy’s only government-owned, government-operated national lab, NETL is a research and technology center where these energy challenges converge and energy solutions emerge. NETL implements a broad spectrum of energy and environmental research and development programs through its own research staff and through funded research at other labs, universities, and industry that will return benefits for generations to come.