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City of South Gate Community Environmental Health Action Team
Awarded Waste Management Think Green Grant®,
Launches Student Poster Essay Contest
Contest aimed at raising awareness for environmental stewardship to create healthier, safer communities
South Gate, Calif. – Oct. 26, 2017—The City of South Gate’s Community Environmental Health Action Team (CEHAT) announced the launch of a poster essay contest aimed at raising awareness about environmental stewardship and sustainability to make South Gate a healthier and safer community.
The contest, which was funded through a Waste Management Think Green Grant®, is open to all K-12 students in South Gate.
“We are thrilled to be launching this poster essay contest empowering students to become agents of change for a more sustainable, healthier South Gate,” said Haydee Becerra, City of South Gate Liaison to the Community Environmental Health Action Team of the City South Gate. “By taking an active role in environmental stewardship, we will continue to make the City of South Gate, a wonderful place to live, work and play.”
Students are being asked to depict the theme, “to contribute to make a South Gate that is beautiful, safe, educated, represented, healthy, sustainable, prosperous, clean and united,” via a poster for K-5 graders and with an essay for grades 6-12.
“As the environmental services provider for the city, we are honored to be supporting such great efforts to empower young people as we work together to keep South Gate clean and green,” said Erick Quintero, Municipal Relations Representative for Waste Management.
Poster and essay winners from various grades will be chosen. Entries must be postmarked by Thursday, November 2, 2017. Prizes will be presented to the winners at the 2017 South Gate CEHAT Educational Event being held on November 18.
For more information about the November 18, 2017 event visit: https://goo.gl/J5Vr62