Local high schools will have a chance to spotlight climate change through a poster contest funded in 2020 by District 18 Haliburton Kawartha Lakes of RTOERO.
Students in the Trillium Lakelands District School Board and Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School Board will be able to use traditional art material or digital technology. The $2,000 grant from RTOERO covers prizes for five schools, including trees to be planted on school property and art supply kits.
RTOERO include retirees and active employees from the broader education community, and has a mission to improve the lives of members and seniors. District 18 has more than 800 members.
“The contest will promote appreciation for the environment, identify the dangers posed by human action, and raise awareness of ways to decrease the threat,” says George Denny, president, District 18. “This also gives students a chance to showcase their art skills in service to a cause.”
“RTOERO members care about their communities and serve them every day,” Denny says. “The Community Grants program is another way we can give back.”