Emerald Keepers and the Coronado Public Library are pleased to announce this year’s Earth Day Poster Competition. The theme is “Restore the Earth by Being an Emerald Keeper.” The categories include grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Entries must be on 18”by 12” paper or posterboard and be dropped off at the Coronado Public Library front desk by Thursday, April 8.. Only one entry per student is allowed. The following information is required on the back of each poster: artist’s name, grade, school, phone number, and email. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 19 and prizes will be awarded on Earth Day, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. in the Library park.

“Last year’s posters with inspiring messages such as “You Be the One to Save Us! Ocean Blue” and “If Not Me, Who? If Not Now When?” featured striking paintings of sea creatures, ocean and beach collages, and colorful creative drawings,” said Sharon Raffer, chairperson of the poster competition and Emerald Keepers board member. “We are looking forward to another opportunity to celebrate the creativity of Coronado’s students with the 2021 poster competition.” 

This Earth Day, Emerald Keepers, MainStreet and the Coronado Chamber of Commerce joined forces to encourage community members not only “Restore Our Earth” but also “Restore our Community” by not shopping online or over the bridge.

“When we Shop Coronado, we save on packaging waste and greenhouse gas emissions. We also we help save the shops and restaurants we all love,” said Emerald Keepers board member, Ginger Cox.

Shop Coronado and tell them, “Emerald Keepers sent you” is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day and restore both our Earth and community.

In addition to the poster competition and Shop Coronado campaign, this year’s Earth Day, April 22, will be a day of art with a Chalk Walk at the Coronado Public Library by Coronado High School advanced art students between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

The winning posters will be on display in the Library. For more information contact emeraldkeepers@gmail.com.

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