Congratulations to the young artists whose submissions to BAPA’s Earth Day art contest will be made into posters and displayed at neighborhood businesses. Artists are Mary Herber, St. Barnabas School, 3rd grade; Maggie Berry, St. John Fisher School, 3rd grade; Mateo Rivera, Keller School, 1st grade; and Matilda Mulder, Poe Classical School, 3rd grade.
Students were asked to create original designs on the theme Renew Beverly/Morgan Park and using the 5 Rs: Rethink what you purchase, how its packaged and dispose of, and whether there are alternatives; Refuse items you don’t need such as plastic utensils, napkins and plastic bags; Reduce excess items in your everyday life; Reuse, donate or give away items rather than throwing them away; Recycle items that need to be dispose of but be mindful that recycling alone is not the solution to keeping items out of landfill.
BAPA encourages neighbors to think about what they are using in their daily lives and ask themselves, where does it go when I’m done? By choosing less and using less, we throw away less. BAPA is committed to consider the 5 Rs in decreasing its impact on the environment and is integrating this pledge through community events and initiatives.