Nassau County, NY – In commemoration of Earth Day, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced a student artwork campaign, “Clean Communities Start at Home.” Through art, the campaign aims to educate the public about the negative impacts of littering and the importance of persevering our environment. Artwork submitted will be displayed in parks administration buildings across the County.
“Calling all student artists -- get creative and submit artwork that spreads the importance of being green and keeping our planet clean. On Earth Day we celebrate our precious environment, but every day is a good day to show respect and love to our environment so we can help preserve our beautiful island for generations to come,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
The “Clean Communities Start at Home” student artwork campaign is open to all Nassau County students, K-12. Students are encouraged to portray themes of recycling, waste reduction and preservation of natural resources in Nassau County. Submissions will be accepted until June 4, 2021. Submissions can be no larger than 8 ½ x 11 and can be dropped off or mailed to 1550 Franklin Avenue, Ste. 213, Mineola NY 11501. Students must include their name, hometown, grade, address and guardian contact information.
The artwork campaign is part of the Department of Public Work’s Litter and Trash campaign, “Clean Roads Start at Home” which aims to address the many negative consequences that litter and trash have on our roads and parks. In addition to a public education and outreach campaign on litter prevention, the County will also aim to expand both the Sponsor-A-Highway litter removal program and street sweeping program for 2021.