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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 07/ 1/2009

Local Students Do Their Share for Cleaner Air

By Ann Posegate

Wx and the City

* Full Forecast Through the Fourth *

This past spring, students throughout the D.C.-Baltimore area were asked to create posters that addressed "The ABCs of Air Quality: The Air, the Bay and Climate Change." The contest was sponsored by Clean Air Partners, a regional non-profit partnership chartered by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.

All of the student contributions were entertaining and educational, but two stood out the most: Solutions to Pollution and Meet Bob. Danielle Saman and Stephanie Slaven won first place for these well-made posters.

Keep reading for descriptions and images of the posters...

Danielle's poster (Category 1, Grades 4-6; see above), Solutions to Pollution, educates others about the sources and solutions of air pollution in our region with the backdrop of a clean sky and green landscape. She reminds us that keeping our air clean is important because "people need to breathe the air to stay alive." We can help by saving electricity, riding a bike, carpooling and using solar energy.

Stephanie's poster (Category 2, Grades 7-8; see above), Meet Bob, introduces a fictional stick character who "cares about his health, the health of others, the environment, Chesapeake Bay and climate change," but isn't sure how best to help. Stephanie shows him that simple lifestyle changes -- driving less, staying informed, reducing, reusing, recycling and buying smart -- can improve the quality of the air, the health of the Bay and the effects of climate change. She reminds us: "If Bob can do it, YOU CAN TOO!"

Congratulations to Danielle, Stephanie and all of the participants for completing Clean Air Partners' "On the Air" curriculum and doing your share for cleaner air!

To learn more about Clean Air Partners, visit

By Ann Posegate  | July 1, 2009; 10:45 AM ET
Categories:  Education, Environment, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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Rock on. Let's hope the adults pay attention.

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