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2017 Art Contest

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To celebrate our earth,
please visit the Earth Day Art Exhibits
located at the
Carmel Clay Public Library (children's area),
the Monon Center (by the track),
Muldoon's in the Arts & Design District, and
Whole Foods Market in Clay Terrace.

These exhibits give our youth a voice, empowering them
to create awareness and inspire others to live sustainably.

Check out the inspiring artwork
about saving energy, recycling, growing your own food,

saving trees, riding bikes,  reducing emissions,
and other ways to care of the world
for everyone!


These exhibits will be on display until May 8.

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Mayor Brainard will recognize the winners on Sunday, May 7, 2017
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Almost 200 youth from grades K-12 from 12 schools, scout troops, and student clubs submitted eco-friendly artwork for the 8th annual Earth Hour—Earth Day Art Contest. Youth learn about energy conservation and environmental stewardship through art to encourage energy savings at home, schools, congregations, and businesses.

This community education initiative draws on the energy conservation message of Earth Hour (Mar 25) and the earth stewardship message of Earth Day (Apr 22) to emphasize the important connection between saving energy, saving money and caring for our beautiful blue planet. The program incorporates environmental educational content from E.P.A. Energy Star Schools to inspire youth to save energy through simple actions such as turning off lights, the TV, the computer and other electronics when leaving the room.

Indiana gets almost all of its electricity from coal, the greatest source of air, water and global warming pollution.  For Hoosiers, saving electricity is one of the easiest ways to save money and be good stewards of the earth.  While the emphasis is on saving electricity, we also invite youth to use their imagination about other ways to protect the environment.

Doing something simple can be a powerful way to show you care about the planet and upcoming generations.

Many thanks to Our Partners, Sponsors & Friends!

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CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!!!

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THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR INSPIRING ART!!!

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2016 Art Contest Winners

 

Over 350 youth from grades K-12 from 12 schools, scout troops, and student clubs submitted eco-friendly artwork for the 7th annual Earth Hour—Earth Day Art Contest.  This brings the total to over 4,000 students since we started the program in 2010.

The recognition ceremony was held on May 1, 2016 at the Carmel Clay Public Library.  Congrats to the winners! This year's finalists include Careen Ateea, Theresa Hommel, Jude Lund, Ryan Middleton,  Sharvika Peram,  Payton Sevening, Ethan Smith,  and Amy Zhou.  Semi-finalists include Graham Barajas, Victoria Carter, Phoebe Conley, Ava Galante, Lauren Galante, Carley Hunter, Morgan Kelnhofer, Avery Lawson, Maeeha Mahbub, Finley Phillips, Deesha Roopesh, Abbie Smith, Katie Spence, Audrey Swenson, Patience Tann, Annie Thomas, Vivienne Turner, Sneha Vashistha, Jack Yost, Myah Yost. Avarie Young, and Brenna Zang.

Thanks to Beth Maier for these awesome photos!!!

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CONGRATS TO THE DISTRICT FINALISTS!!!

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Art gives our youth a voice, empowering them to inspire others to live sustainably. Here's what the finalist said about their artwork....

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Kindergarten district finalist, Payton S. from College Wood Elem. said "It's important to save energy because it helps the Earth."

 

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First grade district finalist, Sharvika P. from Orchard Park Elem. said "My artwork is called Help The Animals and I was inspired by watching animal movies and reading animal books. I want people to notice how caring and giving we can be to our fellow creatures.  Earth is our only home to live for now and the future generations, and all living things depend on Earth and its wellbeing."

 


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Second grade district finalist, Jude L. from Orchard Park Elem. said "The name of my artwork is Save The Earth. I want people to notice the wind turbines. I believe saving energy and protecting the planet are important because would be too much greenhouse gasses.

 

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Third grade district finalist, Ethan S. from Orchard Park Elem. said "My artwork is called Starburst. When people see my artwork, I want them to be inspired to take care of the Earth. Each person throws away about 4 pounds of trash every day. You should try to reuse, reduce and recycle.  We have a responsibility to take care of our Earth for future generations."

 

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Fourth grade district finalist, Caren A. from Forest Dale Elem. said "My artwork is inspired by looking at how people treat bees and how people can do better in treating bees. If we are careless about the planet we will lose a great majority of things that help us in living."

 

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Fifth grade district finalist, Theresa H. from Mohawk Trails Elem. said "The name of my artwork is Earth Emblem.  When I created my piece, I was thinking that people should value our home, Earth. I believe saving energy and protecting the planet are important because Earth is our home, and we need to treasure it instead of ruin it."

 

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12th grade district finalist, Ryan Middleton from CHS said "I was inspired by the need to improve this country's, and the world's, treatment of the environment and nature. It is my hope that movements and clubs like this one will be able to remedy this dire issue.  I was thinking about  reducing, reusing, and recycling.  But of course, the motivation behind these strategies is to benefit animals and plants, and the world they live in."

 

ENJOY THESE TOP ART ENTRIES...

Check out our kid's inspiring artwork about saving energy, recycling, growing our own food, planting trees, riding bikes, carpooling, using less coal, and many other ways to care for our world for everyone!

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THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR AMAZING ART!!!

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS, SPONSORS & FRIENDS!

Thanks to our teachers, girl scout leaders, and parents for working with our youth on this important environmental education program, and to our  kids for their inspiring artwork.   This is an awesome program thanks to strong community support!  Many hanks to Elizabeth Baach, Monica Cannaley,  Zoe Edwards, William Howard, Alexia & Richard Lopez, Beth Maier, Stephanie Marshall, Cindy Muse, George Schenetzke, Bob Shade, Dennis Shock, Maria Triantafyllopoulos, Alex, Matt & Natalie Workman, and Madelyn Zalon who volunteered their time and talents.  A huge thanks to our partners and sponsors: City of Carmel, Carmel Arts & Design District, Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation, Alphagraphics, Whole Foods Market, Joe's Butcher Shop and Fish Market, Classic Cleaners, Evan Lurie Gallery, Artsplash Gallery, Marie Reamer Fine Art Photography, Erika Woods Calligraphy, Beth Maier Photography, Muldoon's, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Earth Day Network, Earth Hour World Wildlife Fund, and Green Schools E.P.A.

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2015 Art Contest Winners

 

Over 600 youth from Kindergarten to 6th grade from 15 schools, scout troops, and student clubs submitted eco-friendly artwork for the 2015 Earth Hour—Earth Day Art Contest. Thanks to students and scouts for their amazing artwork and to the teachers, parents, and girl scout leaders for working with our youth on this important environmental education program.

Winners were recognized by Mayor Brainard and Carmel Green Initiative on April 26, 2015 at the Carmel Clay Public Library.  Thanks to Beth Maier for these awesome photos!!!

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Congrats to the art contest district finalists!

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Art gives our youth a voice, empowering them to inspire others to live sustainably. Here's what the finalist said about their artwork...

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Kindergarten Finalist, Sophie C. from Towne Meadow Elemtary said "I believe saving energy and protecting the planet are important because it helps the Earth, and trees help the Earth."

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First grade finalist, Delaney M. from Carmel Elementary said, "When people see my artwork, I want them to notice that being green and recycling is important."

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2nd grade finalist, Aleksa A. from Carmel Elementary said, "When I created my masterpiece, I was thinking of all the wonderful fruits and vegetables that we enjoy. I want people to notice that they should take great care of the earth."

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Third grade finalist, Paxton L. from Forest Dale Recycling Club said, "I wanted to show people on way to save electricity."

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Fourth grade finalist, Jordan I. from Orchard Park Elementary said, "When I created my masterpiece, I was thinking of when I saw people littering in the ocean. I want them to notice to not pollute the ocean."


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Fifth grade finalist, Gracie F. from Carmel Elementary said, "I was inspired by the people around me who want a beautiful Earth. I wanted to show how much difference riding a bike makes in air quality.  Riding a bike is a simple way to make the Earth better.


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Sixth grade finalist, Mackenzie M. from Creekside Middle School, said "My art is inspired by all the things we, as human beings, can do to help our environment. In each large shard of broken lightbulb holds a way we can save energy, such as use solar power, wind turbines, plant trees, and obviously, turn off unneeded electricity. Citizens can also use energy-efficient light bulbs, save water, and recycle. If we all pitched in...to help the environment, we could save energy and save the Earth."


Doing something simple can be a powerful way to show you care about the planet and upcoming generations. Here are some more ideas from our youth...

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And now it’s up to us to take action. What will you do?

Many thanks to Our Partners, Sponsors and Volunteers!

Raising awareness about earth stewardship and energy conservation through art was made possible thanks to support from the greater community.

Thanks to participating schools and youth groups including Carmel Elementary, Orchard Park Elementary, Towne Meadow Elementary, College Wood Brownie Troop 914, College Wood & West Clay Daisy Troop 2019, Mohawk Trails Daisy Troop 587, Sycamore Daisy Troop 747, College Wood Girl Scout Troop 1016, Orchard Park & Forest Dale Girl Scout Troop 1119, Towne Meadow Girl Scout Troop 1247, Creekside Girl Scout Troop 2658, Orchard Park & Forest Dale Girl Scout Troop 2020, and Forest Dale Recycle Club.

Many thanks to the panel of judges Bob Shade from ArtSplash Art Gallery, Cathy Bauder from Inspire Studio Gallery, and Jordan Hill from Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation for sharing their expertise.  Thanks to Beth Maier for contributing her photography talents.

Special thanks to Monica Cannaley, Madelyn Zalon, CindyMuse who helped log, scan, design and hang the artwork in time for Earth Hour, AlphaGraphics for sponsoring the ‘green’ printing for the exhibits, Evan Lurie Gallery for being the drop-off site, and to our partner host sites: the Carmel Clay Public Library, the Monon Center, Muldoon’s in the Arts & Design District, and Whole Foods Market in Clay Terrace.

Together, we’re building a more beautiful, healthier and sustainable community.

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For K-12 students, youth clubs, scouts,
non-profit & religious youth groups

Make a pledge to power-down and
Create a friendly reminder to care for the Earth.
Enter to win by March 8, 2013, 5 p.m.
Mayor Brainard will recognize winners on May 5, 2013
at the Carmel Clay Public Library

Area youth are invited to enter the 4th annual Earth Hour-Earth Day Art Contest to encourage energy savings at home, schools, congregations, and businesses. Youth will learn about conserving energy through art.

This community education initiative draws on the energy conservation message of Earth Hour (March 23) and the earth stewardship message of Earth Day (April 22) to emphasize the important connection between saving energy, saving money and caring for our beautiful blue planet. We incorporate environmental educational content from E.P.A. Energy Star Schools to inspire youth to save energy through simple actions such as turning off lights, the TV, the computer and other electronics when leaving the room.

Indiana gets almost all of its electricity from coal, the greatest source of water and air pollution. For Hoosiers, saving electricity is one of the easiest ways to save money and be good stewards of the earth. The artwork is intended to be placed above the switch plate as a friendly reminder to power-down and care for the Earth. While the emphasis is on saving electricity, we also invite you to use your imagination and express other ways to protect the environment through art.

Doing something simple can be a powerful way to show you care about the planet and upcoming generations. We thank you for your interest in participating with your child, classroom or youth group.

 

Packets are available until February 22, 2013, 12 p.m.
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2014 Art Contest

Over 900 youth from grades K - 10 and 19 schools and scout troops submitted eco-friendly artwork for the 2014 Earth Hour—Earth Day Art Contest.  Thanks to students and scouts for their amazing artwork and to the teachers, parents, and girl scout leaders for working with our youth on this important environmental education program.  This community education initiative draws on the energy conservation message of Earth Hour and the earth stewardship message of Earth Day to emphasize the important connection between saving energy, saving money and caring for our beautiful blue planet. We incorporate environmental educational content from E.P.A. Energy Star Schools to inspire youth to save energy through simple actions such as turning off lights, the TV, the computer and other electronics when leaving the room.

Winners were recognized by Mayor Brainard and Carmel Green Initiative on May 4, 2014 at the Carmel Clay Public Library. Participating adults include Rachelle Rodriguez, art teacher at Carmel Elementary; Cy Donnelly, art teacher at Orchard Park Elementary; Gwen Gaw, art teacher at Woodbrook Elementary; Patty Trimble, art teacher at West Clay Elementary; Catherine Ingram, art teacher at Prairie Trace Elementary; Stephanie Cline, 2nd grade teacher at Cherry Tree Elementary, Ann Trompen, art teacher at Carmel Middle School, Cindy Radaker, biology teacher at CHS, Angie LaBoyteaux, Prairie Trace Girl Scout troop leader; Marcey Zolner, Prairie Trace Daisy troop leader; Angie Swenson, Mohawk Trails Daisy troop leader, Ali Holmes, Mohawk Trails Daisy troop leader; Jennifer Jackson, College Wood Daisy and Brownie troop leader; Deb Thomas, Daisy and Brownie troop leader; Katherine Simons, Carmel Daisy troop leader, Deb Thomas, Smoky Row Daisy and Brownie troop leader, and Emily Lichtenberg, Forest Dale green team leader.

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A panel of judges with an art and environmental background selected a semi-finalist for each grade from each school and girl scout troop. An overall district-wide finalist was then selected for each grade. Thanks to our judges for so graciously sharing their expertise: Jerry Points from Eye on Art Gallery, Bob Shades from ArtSplash Gallery, and Mike Normand from Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation. And the winners are...


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Art gives our youth a voice, empowering them to inspire others to live sustainably. Here's what the finalists said about their artwork...

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Kindergarten Finalist Sara J. from Collegwood Daisy Troop #2019 said "I believe saving energy and protecting the planet are important because fresh air makes us all happy and keeps us healthy."

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First grade finalist, Sriyansh V. from Orchard Park Elem. said "My artwork is inspired by our planet.  When people see my artwork, I want them to see my bike because It keeps the planet healthy."

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2nd grade finalist, Alexandra A. from Collegewood BrownieTroop #897 said "...The name of my artwork is Save Electricity and I was inspired by the earth and its beauty... I was thinking that people should notice all of the glory in the world and should save electricity to keep it that way....You should turn off all electronics and go outside to play. Being outside and enjoying the earth is more fun than watching TV and playing on devices..."

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Third grade finalist, Sarah A. from Prairie Trace Elem. said "The name of my artwork is Save the Earth One Light Bulb at a Time, and was inspired by my art teacher, Mrs. Ingram.  I was thinking about all the energy that was wasted, but could have been saved....because in every generation, people should have the energy that they need."

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Fourth grade finalist, Faith A. from Woodbrook Elem. said "My artwork is inspired by the natural beauty of our earth shown in the mountains...I believe saving energy and protecting the planet are important because the world is our home and we need to protect it."

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Fifth grade finalist, Riley K. from West Clay Elem. said "The name of my artwork is A Life that Recycles. When I created my masterpiece, I was thinking of a working ecosystem...and all the different ways people are helping recycle in the community because it helps make the resources we have last a long time."

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6th grade finalist, Mary C. from Carmel Middle School said "The name of my artwork is Caring Counts. When I created my masterpiece, I was thinking about the positive and negative results based on how we care for our planet.  I want people to notice the happiness and sadness relating to the current culture of our planet...because we need to protect what we have for the future of others."

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Eight grade finalist, William Tippins from Creekside Elementary said "My artwork is inspired by stories I've heard of animals interacting with garbage causing negative consequences. I was thinking how I would feel if my pet were hurt by somebody else's carelessness. When people see my artwork, I want them to notice how happy the cat in the picture looks. It doesn't know any better than to put that bottle in its mouth. That's why it's so important that we keep our trash from getting there in the first place. I believe saving energy and protecting the planet are important because we, as humans, have the power to either help the planet or destroy it with our laziness. What legacy will we leave for the next generation?"

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Ninth grade finalist, Kathleen Ho from Carmel High School said "The name of my artwork is Save Our Planet and is inspired by my concern for our environment...I was thinking one side is bright, depicting nature with blues and greens and animals in their habitat, and the other side is dark with smog, skyscrapers, toxins in the water and pollution everywhere.  I want people to notice the contrast between the two sides...because if we don’t pay attention to our urbanization, it can really harm our Earth, and it’s important to have balance between preservation of nature and urban development."

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Tenth grade finalist, Alison Breeze from Carmel High School said "Hopefully people will think about the choices they make and possibly make better ones for themselves and the environment.  I want people to notice the way they do things and possibly how they might want to do things better...Saving energy and protecting the planet are important because the earth is going to be destroyed if we keep doing the same things we are doing now and not changing how we care for it."

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And now it’s up to us to take action. What will you do?

 

Many thanks to Our Partners, Sponsors and Volunteers!

Raising awareness about earth stewardship and energy conservation through art was made possible thanks to support from the greater community.

Many thanks to Stephanie Marshall, Monica Cannaley, Madelyn Zalon, Alexia Donahue-Wold, Cindy Muse, Karen Otis and Key Club volunteers Cynthia Yue and Tobin Cassa who helped log, scan and hang the artwork in time for Earth Hour.  Special thanks to AlphaGraphics for sponsoring the ‘green’ printing, Evan Lurie Gallery for providing the drop-off location, and to our exhibit host sites: the Carmel Clay Public Library, the Monon Center, and Muldoon’s in the Arts & Design District.  A huge thanks to Beth Maier for all the awesome photos and Whole Foods Market for healthy, organic refreshments!

Thanks to our partners and sponsors throughout the community: City of Carmel, Carmel Arts & Design District, Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation, Joe's Butcher Shop, Earth Day Network, Earth Hour World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Protection Agency, Marie Reamer Fine Art Photography,  Eye On Art Gallery, ArtSplash Gallery, Beth Maier Photography, Erika Woods Calligraphy, Carmel High School Green Team, and Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.

Together, we’re building a more beautiful, healthier and sustainable community.

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2013 Art Contest Winners
Over 400 youth ranging from Kindergarten to 9th grade from 7 Carmel Clay Schools and 3 Girl Scout Troops submitted art entries in celebration of Earth Hour and Earth Day . Through art, youth create a friendly reminder to power-down, and learn about energy conservation and its important connection to caring for the environment!  Many thanks to all the artists for their masterpieces!

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Thanks to art teachers and Girl Scout troop leaders for participating and inspiring our youth to become more environmentally aware and energy conscious.  Many thanks to our judges for so graciously sharing their expertise: Jerry Points from Eye on Art Gallery, Bob Shades from ArtSplash Gallery, Traci Pettigrew from Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation.

Winners were recognized by the Mayor Brainard and Carmel Green Initiative at the Carmel Clay Public Library. Schools recognized include: Carmel Elementary, Woodbrook, Orchard Park, Smoky Row, Prairie Trace, College Wood, and CHS.

Many thanks to Beth Maier for all these wonderful photographs!

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During his administration, Mayor Jim Brainard has implemented a wide range of energy efficiency measures including a fleet of hybrid cars, a no idle policy for city vehicles, roundabouts, LED street lights, and much more.  Click here to see what the City of Carmel is doing to go green.

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Art gives our youth a voice, empowering them to inspire others to live sustainably. Here's what the finalists said about their artwork...

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Kindergarten finalist, Greta Rose G. from Carmel Elem. said  "My artwork is inspired by my grandma’s garden....flowers need clean water and soil to grow."

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First grade finalist, Carl O. from Carmel Elem. said "When people see my artwork, I want them to notice the words 'help the environment.'  I believe saving energy and protecting the planet are important because we might run out of energy."

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Second grade finalist, Sneha V. from Woodbrood said "My artwork is inspired by the glaciers...how to save the glaciers from melting away and how to save the Earth’s beauty...if you help Earth, Earth will help you back in special ways...when we pollute it’s not just the Earth that suffers but us too."

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Fourth grade finalist, Daniele W. from Prairie Trace said "My artwork is inspired by girl scouts. On one girl scout meeting,  the girl scouts each read a note card  about an animal or person that has made a difference. Someone read about a hermit-crab, and how they re-use shells.  For my picture I wanted something creative and special.  I thought "Hey, a hermit-crab is unique and a different creature to be a recycler." ...I believe these things are important because, by doing these small, simple things, it can benefit our community by so much."

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Fifth grade finalist, Sophie S. from Carmel Elem. said "My artwork is inspired by my love to ride bikes...When people see my artwork, I want them to notice the bike so they know to ride bikes more often and not pollute by driving cars everywhere... we only have one earth."

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Ninth grade finalist, Dana W. from CHS said "I was thinking about how to symbolize and express my feelings and inspirations about saving energy and the earth.  When people see my artwork, I want them to notice how people are working together to replace the incandescent bulbs with the energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs and to protect the environment.  I believe saving energy and protecting the planet are important because it gives the later generations the opportunity to enjoy the earth as we do today."

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And now it’s up to us to take action. What will you do?

 

Raising awareness about earth stewardship and energy conservation through art was made possible thanks to support from the greater community. A huge thanks to dedicated individuals for their time and talent: Alexia Donahue-Wold, Monica Cannaley, Katie Gao, Beth Maier, Stephanie Marshall, Cindy Muse, Karen Otis and Traci Pettigrew.

Thanks to our partners and sponsors throughout the community: City of Carmel, Carmel Arts & Design District, Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation, Alphagraphics, Whole Foods Market, Nature's Karma, Joe's Butcher Shop, Earth Day Network, Earth Hour World Wildlife Fund, Marie Reamer Fine Art Photography, Evan Lurie Gallery, Eye On Art Gallery, ArtSplash Gallery, Beth Maier Photography, Erika Woods Calligraphy, Carmel High School Green Team, and Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

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