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Safe Planet 2012 Hawai'i Art Contest

 

Working with the Hawai'i Department of Education, Malama Hawai'i and other partners, Safe Planet launched a new art contest focusing on Plastic Pollution Solutions.  Reaching over 180,000 students, the contest began on Feb 9, 2012 and closed on May 18, 2012.  The winning designs were submitted by Christian Lee (4th Grade, Teacher: Lucy Sanders) and Kamalani Kukahiko (6th Grade, Teacher: Heather Arnett).  Congratulations to all the participants!

 

Our goal is to raise awareness in youth about climate change, toxic pollution and the growing chemical Body Burden now nearly endemic to our society.  We are actively engaging young people in working toward creative solutions for eliminating the many hazards present in our daily environment.  We are looking for Safe Planet Heroes:  young artists and imaginative students across Hawai'i to create a work of art that demonstrates the possibilities of life in a world without hazardous chemicals and waste. 

 

One of the problems that is particularly relevant to the Islands is single-use plastics.  Examples of single-use plastics include plastic shopping bags from the grocery store, disposable plastic water bottles or plastic cutlery from a take-out meal.  Often, these items are used once and then thrown away.  These single-use plastics and other waste cause serious damage to our oceans and all marine life. 

Safe Planet 2011 Hawai'i Art Contest

 

In 2011, all students in Hawai'i - from elementary school through university - were invited to take part in Safe Planet's Art Contest to design a new, non-plastic bag and dispenser.

 

The awards were presented during the Safe Planet event at the 5th International Marine Debris Conference on March 24, 2011 at the University of Hawai'i Mānoa.  The winners: Kaui Son (4th grade), Kennedy Flores (3rd grade), Keawe Saizon (5th grade), Group Project by Reina Maglasang, Irie Cheng, and Nyah Juliano. As their prize the winners were treated to a tour of the Sea Dragon yacht - a great day out was had by all!

 

In February, 2012, ArtMill Director Barbara Benish spoke at the University of Hawai'i about the Safe Planet Art Contests, sustainable education, preparations for the UN Rio + 20 Earth Summit, plastic pollution in the oceanic gyres and engaging students in local community activism. See Barbara's interview on Hawaii News Now.

 


 

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