Local student Brian Burciaga’s portrayal of a community forest was chosen as one of the best posters in a province-wide poster contest put on the FORED BC Society.
The contest theme was Healthy Forests – Healthy Communities, reminding us that communities, families and individuals depend on forests for their livelihood and way of life.
Burciaga’s poster beat out over 320 other students to be named one of three best in the province. The contest is part of FORED’s Youth Engagement Sustainability (YES) program.
“These creative posters illustrate how young people grasp the many ways forests sustain us,” said FORED Program Director, Cheryl Ziola. “Through both artistic technology and good old-fashioned paintbrushes or crayons, youths as young as five demonstrate how forests are important for our health, the economy and environment.”
For his troubles, Burciaga won a $50 prize. Other winners included Paven from A.E. Perry Elementary School in Kamloops and Paige from Hammond Bay Elementary School in Nanaimo.
FORED BC Society, established in 1925, provides sustainability tools, resources and consulting to communities throughout BC, including First Nations. FORED and Landscapes magazine have been privileged to win seven awards, including three international awards.