Kids & our planet

Kids & our planet

6 November, 2012
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It’s encouraging to see society’s youngest members taking a more active role in supporting environmental protection and conservation efforts. Here locally in Hong Kong, Ocean Recovery Alliance has organized Kids Ocean Week, where students are immersed in activities such as a picture drawing competition, the first-ever Hong Kong Kids Ocean Film Festival and an education program for schools, all with the goal of increasing the kids’ awareness and understanding of the health of the ocean and its ecosystem.

The week will culminate with Kids Ocean Day on Friday, 9 November 2012, engaging more than 1,000 students from all over Hong Kong, who will get together at Repulse Bay to create a student-designed human aerial art project – sending a powerful message for the world to see.

Internationally, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FBPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation, have put together the 22nd International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment. First organized in 1991, the competition has received more than 2 million entries to date from children in over 150 countries. The theme for this year’s competition is “Water: The Source of Life” and children have until Friday, 15 February 2013 to submit their entries to the UNEP office in their regions. Other than being a fun art project to stimulate creativity, first and second place winners receive a cash prize and a fully paid trip (with a chaperone) to the next Tunza Event.

Kids Ocean Week / Kids Ocean Day
For more information, please visit: Kids Ocean Week
To volunteer this Friday (Nov 9), contact Bess Hepworth at bess@bonzapie.com

22nd International Children’s Painting Competition
For entry rules and submission details, please visit:
UNEP www.unep.org/tunza/children/int_comp.aspx

Images via: www.jesscantcook.com and www.malibufoundation.org

By: Ecozine Staff
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