Contest urges you to go for green

School District 72 is co-sponsoring a “Going for Green” contest open to the entire community

Now is the time to share your ideas for a greener, more environmentally friendly world that will last for generations to come.School District 72 is co-sponsoring a “Going for Green” contest open to the entire community.Contestants may choose from three themes aimed at inspiring environmental action and reflection, says Jennifer Patrick, district spokesperson.The themes are: It’s A Small World – Local to Global Economy (examples include finding out where things, such as your running shoes, are made and determining where your money goes each time you buy something.)Be The Change You Want To See! (examples are how can you convince others to be more green, eating locally, applying the “four R’s” to everyday life – Re-think, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.)Let Your Imagination Run Green! (examples include plans for designing a sustainable future in terms of transportation, housing and food production and using smart energy).Contestants can submit their work as either a written composition (maximum 750 words), visual art or digital media (short film maximum of five minutes) but all must be original work.Awards and screening will be presented at the Earth Day Film Festival at Timberline Secondary School on Wed., April 20. Entries must be dropped off at the School Board Office on Pinecrest, attn: Going for Green Contest, by March 17.