2015 Mid-Valley Green AwardsMarch 7th, 2015, 5:00 pmSalem Convention Center
The Mid-Valley Green Awards honors individuals and organizations who are leading the way in sustainable practices and innovations in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Nominations are now open for the following categories:
Celebrating and Exploring Creative Solutions for a Sustainable Oregon
Friday, April 10, 4:00 – 5:00pmSaturday, April 11, 12:00 – 4:00pmOregon State CapitolFree and Open to the Public
Hands on, green activities for all ages:
Upcycle Oregon is created in partnership by the Capitol History Gateway Project, DIY Studio, Willamette University, Marion County, and *supported by a grant of Transient Occupancy Tax from the City of Salem.
Details: This event is free, but on-site parking will be $5/vehicle. Free shuttles and parking are provided at Robert Frost Elementary and Roth's. For further details visit the Oregon Garden website or call 503-874-8100.
This years theme is Green FootprintsThe Earth Day Fair is brought to you by Marion County Public Works - Environmental Services, The Oregon Garden, Oregon Garden Resort, and Renewal by Andersen.
Earth Day Poster Contest
The grand winner of the 16th Annual Oregon Garden Earth Day Fair poster contest has been selected by a local panel of judges. Angelina Dominguez, a 5th grade student at Aumsville Elementary, was the winner for both her age category and for the grand prize—the first student ever chosen for this honor in this category.
Angelina’s entry will be used for this year’s poster and other promotional ads for the upcoming Earth Day event that will take place on April 18th, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. Admission is free.
This year’s theme—Green Footprints—drew numerous entries from students throughout the area. As the grand winner, Adeline will receive a certificate and a $100 gift card.
Other winners include: Cami Martinka, a 1st grade student who is also at Aumsville Elementary School, and Sarah Sliger, an 11th grader at Sprague High School. Both of these students will receive a certificate and a $50 gift card.
The Marion County Board of Commissioners will present each of the winners their certificates and gift cards during a board meeting on April 1st at 9:00 a.m.
The winning art work and honorable mention entries will be on display in the Grand Hall during the Earth Day Fair. The Honorable Mention posters were: