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Environmental Sustainability - Poster Contests Open!

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EARTHDAY.ORG’s Your Art, Our Earth poster competition for Earth Day 2024 is underway and open to student submissions until January 22, 2024! In 2024, our theme is , Planet vs. Plastics, aiming to spotlight the detrimental effects of plastics on our environment, both in our oceans and on land. Additionally, microplastics are posing a threat to our health. They have even invaded the fashion industry and the clothes we wear — which is why we launched our Fashion for the Earth campaign.

Maryland KidWind Challenge (Hosted by the University of Maryland): A clean energy design and build competition, Kidwind engages students in grades 4-12 to explore clear energy through a hands-on challenge.  For more information, please visit:


Division of Sustainability and Compliance is sponsoring an art contest

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Policy ECA, Sustainability, states our systemwide commitment to environmental sustainability. To support this policy, MCPS has purchased seven electric-powered cargo vans as fleet replacements. These electric vehicles will help reduce MCPS’s overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and support the Board of Education’s commitment to cut GHG emissions by 80% by 2027.

We need your help to promote the actions we're taking to protect the environment. DSC is sponsoring an art contest to find exciting designs to use as wraps for these new EV vans. All MCPS staff and students from MCPS middle and high schools are invited to participate in the contest. Your creative designs can inspire others to care more about sustainability!

Click here to learn more about the contest.

The annual Sustainability Poster Contest has begun!

All MCPS students and staff are invited to participate in DSC's 2024 poster contest. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your artistic talents and help raise awareness about the importance of environmental sustainability, energy conservation, waste reduction, and responsible recycling. Entries are due on Friday, April 5, 2024. Click here for the contest flyer, guidelines, and the entry form