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The 2009 Keep America Beautiful Symposium themed Recycling: A Climate Change Solution will bring together leading minds in government, academia, media, business, and nonprofits for a powerful, one-day exchange on the relationship between recycling and climate change. Ideas for the involvement of government, media, business, and individuals in reducing carbon emissions through recycling will be presented.

HERE IS WHAT WE NEED:

The purpose of the competition is to produce an image that will generate public awareness of the positive impact recycling has on improving the global environment and climate change. Posters should highlight the importance of integrating recycling into everyday routines in everyday life situations such as at home and work. The top 10 accepted entries (3 from Crowdspring, 7 from other sources) will be on display at the symposium at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia and will be viewed by government, media, and business officials as well as members of non-profit organizations and academics in attendance.

The competition is open to all interested parties, particularly art students, professional artists and graphic designers. Get information and resources, including a conference logo at http://www.kab.org/poster.

Competitive designs should be aesthetically pleasing, artistic, as well as display positive messages highlighting the impact of recycling on climate change. Statistical information supporting the theme includes, but is not limited to the following from the EPA website:

Rising levels of gases in the Earths atmosphere have the potential to cause changes in our climate. Some of these emission increases can be traced directly to solid waste. The manufacture, distribution, and use of productsas well as management of the resulting wasteall result in emissions of greenhouse gases that affect the Earths climate. Waste prevention and recycling are real ways to help address climate change.

The EPA estimates that increasing our national recycling rate from 30 percent in 2000 to 35 percent would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by another 10 million metric tons of carbon equivalent (MMTCE).

Every little bit helps! For example, by recycling all of its office paper waste for one year, an office building of 7,000 workers could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 570 MTCE.

This is the equivalent of taking about 370 cars off the road each year. If an average family of four were to recycle all of its mixed plastic waste, nearly 340 pounds of carbon equivalent emissions could be reduced each year.

Creatives are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the issue of recycling by referring to organization websites such as the EPA. (www.epa.gov)

OUR TARGET AUDIENCE IS:

- General public

- Press and media

- Environmental policy leaders

- Recycling advocates

- Recycling industry

WE LIKE THESE DESIGNS:

Anything cool. Don't let us hold you back.

WE ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE (or we don't want to see) THIS IN OUR DESIGN:

Death. Destruction. Devastation. Keep it positive, please!

Don't include dates in your design - we may use it again!

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