Students’ drawings featured on calendar to support Eco Barge
MORE than 300 entries were received from local students entering in the Eco Barge Clean Seas third annual Whitsunday Kids Caring For Our Coast 2014 Calendar, with the winners announced last Wednesday.
The annual Whitsunday Kids Caring for Our Coast 2014 calendar shares local information and helps highlight ways in which the community can help to reduce marine debris entering the Whitsunday region.
Founder of Eco Barge Clean Seas Libby Edge believes one of the best forums to highlight responsibility is listening to local school children.
Eco Barge ran an art competition at Cannonvale State School and St Catherine’s Catholic College to promote ways youth believe they can help reduce the threat of marine debris to the marine environment.
The calendar is a collection of the 13 winning entries of the art competition and also includes significant dates, holidays, fun facts and marine information relevant to the Whitsunday region.
Ms Edge said the calendar was a true community calendar with all profits going towards helping to protect the local marine environment.
“IGA has come onboard to sell our calendars and donate squid to help feed our turtles but we are still looking for more outlets to sell our beautiful calendars,” Mrs Edge said.
Cannonvale State School student Mya Murray was presented with a family trip to the Great Barrier Reef for winning the front cover of the calendar and all other monthly winners received a family trip to their choice of Whitehaven or Daydream Island.
All major prizes were donated by Cruise Whitsundays.
For more information or to order a calendar, contact 0417 642 815 or email email@example.com.
REEF WARRIORS: Eco Barge founder Libby Edge and Paddy Spillane from Charter Yachts Australia (right) presented Cannonvale State School students Grace Male, Tia Gibbs, Malia Turner, (back) Eloise Male, Seth Tinder, Matthew Brown and Mya Murray with their prize packs for winning the Eco Barge calender competition on Wednesday last week.