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Celebrate the 50th Birthday of Earth Day and Show How You Can Help the Planet!

Earth Day is turning 50! Help NETL celebrate this special birthday by participating in our annual Earth Day poster contest. Earth Day 2020, observed April 22, will be a great party to show how your gifts — from recycling and picking up trash to conserving energy and more — protect the environment. This year’s poster theme is “Happy 50th Birthday, Earth Day! What Gifts Will You Give the Earth to Ensure a Healthy Planet?”

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade at schools near NETL’s sites in Albany, Oregon; Morgantown, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are invited to design posters featuring their favorite activities to protect and conserve the Earth’s plants, animals and natural resources. All entries must be submitted to NETL and received by Friday, April 3, 2020, for judging. First-, second-, and third-place winners, as well as those receiving honorable mention will be displayed at the U.S. Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, D.C., and all NETL sites through May 8, 2020. Winning posters also will be displayed on the Earth Day page of NETL’s Education website. Click here for this year’s directions and guidelines including the required School Entry Information Form.

Grab a party hat and get creative! We can’t wait to see how you plan to celebrate and what Earth Day 2020 means to you and your students. Need inspiration? Click for a look at last year’s winning contest entries.