With an important election coming up this year, there are many topics buzzing around that are essential to understand before heading to the voting booth in November. This year especially, the environment and its future are a large concern for Americans.

Not only are adults taking steps to save the environment, but young students are being proactive as well. For the second year, fifty schools in seven counties in the Pittsburgh area took part in a contest called “Let’s Clear the Air” to celebrate Earth Day. The Southwest Pennsylvania Air Quality Partnership (SPAQP) paired with the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) to create the contest for students in elementary school through high school. The students were invited to design a poster that raises awareness and educates viewers of going green by using clean air and alternative transportation.

The three first place winners were awarded a $100 gift certificate for school supplies and a bicycle, courtesy of TREK of Pittsburgh, to help promote alternative transportation.

Congratulations to the contest winners and thank you to all who participated in “Let’s Clear the Air”.

To view the winners, click here. 

Information on the SPAQP can be found here.

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