EMC- 5th Grade Earth Day Essay & Poster Contest

The Rockland County Environmental Management Council is hosting its annual Earth Day Essay & Poster Contest, open to all 5th grade students who live in Rockland County. The topic is focused on the New York State plastic bag ban, which went into effective March 1st, 2020.  New York State is banning single use plastic bags from retail stores. That means Bring Your Own Bag! 

How can you reduce your use of plastic in your daily life?  What are some alternatives to plastic?

In order to be eligible, 5th grade students must submit an essay of 500 words max, OR a poster by Friday May 15th, 2020 to: Nicole Laible, laiblen@co.rockland.ny.us. The EMC is accepting scanned original drawings, photos of drawings, powerpoint, google slides and more. We are looking for creativity and a connection with nature!