Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action taking submissions for Earth Day contest

Apr 10, 2021

Staff Reports


PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action is holding a high school Earth Day essay contest in April for youth in grades nine through 12 who are attending school or homeschooling in Wood and Washington counties.

Submissions must be received by April 30.

The contest requires two steps. Students will complete an online, interactive carbon footprint calculator activity with specific instructions provided. Students also will respond to the essay prompt, which references the activity.

Teachers are invited to use the online activity and writing prompt in their classrooms this April leading up to Earth Day. Students also can independently enter.

“For this year’s essay, students will reflect upon carbon footprints, or the measurement of how our human activities generate greenhouse gases, which in turn impact our climate and environment,” said Angie Iafrate, Climate Action engagement and program coordinator.

Judges will award prizes to the top three essay submissions with the first prize being a $100 Grand Central Mall gift card. Additional prize information, along with full activity instructions and contest details are available at www.ecosparkmov.org or by emailing the coordinator at angiemovca@gmail.com.