The Lincoln Earth Day Planning Committee is seeking participants for a community-wide poster project to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the international environmental movement. The selected designs will be displayed in a poster collaboration at the Earth Day Celebration in Antelope Park from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 24. Earth Day activities are being supported by the Cleaner Greener Lincoln initiative of Mayor Chris Beutler.
Those submitting posters are asked to design them to reflect significant environmental events from the past 40 years such as the 1972 Clean Water Act, the 1993 Food Quality Protection Act and the 2003 Healthy Forests Restoration Act. Options are listed on the poster registration page of the Lincoln Earth Day Web site.
"The Earth Day poster collaboration not only shows the progress the world has made, but also the impact we as a community can have with art," said Betty McGuire, Lincoln Earth Day Arts and Entertainment. "It's going to be impressive seeing the designs of more than 40 people combine for a common purpose."
All ages may enter, and participants may use any method to design the posters, including computer-generated graphics, paint or collage. All entries must measure 12 inches by 18 inches. Submissions must include a digital image (pdf, jpg or tiff). The entry deadline is April 5. More information is available at the Earth Day Web site.
Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 to raise political awareness about the environment. The international Earth Day Network strives to "broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment." More information on the networks is available at earthday.net.