Ealing schoolchildren invited to take part in recycling truck art competition

  Posted: 21.07.21 at 11:10 by Dimitris Kouimtsidis

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SCHOOL students of all ages from across Ealing Borough have been invited to take part in a competition to share a positive environmental message, via the side of each recycling truck in the borough.

The competition has been launched by Greener Ealing Ltd, Ealing Council’s refuse, recycling and grounds maintenance contractor.

Entrants must draw, colour or paint a design that will remind residents of their environmental responsibilities, such as throwing their rubbish away and recycling correctly.

Winners will see their artwork appear on a Greener Ealing truck and will also win a prize for their school.

Kevin O’Leary, managing director for Greener Ealing, said: “There is a lot of young talent in the borough, and I am really keen to see the ideas and messages that are sent to us.

“We want each truck to have eye-catching artwork on them, so people stop and take notice of the messages they carry.

“Climate change is such an important topic and we want to get young people talking about it and how everyone can do something to make a positive change to the environment.”

Councillor Deirdre Costigan, the council’s cabinet member for climate action, said: “I think we will see some fantastic artwork and really important environmental messages from young students.

“I am really interested to see what kind of things they think are important for people to be reminded of.

“Will it be reducing waste, littering, recycling, using energy efficiently or even a thanks to the staff who collect our rubbish and keep the streets clean?

“Or, something completely different?”

How to enter:

To enter, you need to send a photo or scanned image of your work to [email protected]

Alternatively, you can post it on Instagram with the hashtag #greenerealing and tag @greenerealing

Your submission should include your name, age (any student under 18 can take part) and school, along with a caption of no more than 50 words that sums up your entry.

The artwork needs to be A3 or A4 in landscape format in order to fit the shape of the area on the trucks.

Deadline for entries is 5pm on Sunday, July 25.

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