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Tiverton Garden Club Announces Earth Day Poster Contest Winners

There were 16 students between grades 1 and 4 in the school district nominated for the best designs.

The following is a press release:

The Tiverton Garden Club annually sponsors a poster contest with Tiverton grade during . The following lists of names below are the winners of the contest. The garden club offers many thanks for those who assisted in acknowledging the winners of the 2012 Tiverton Earth Day Poster Contest “Keep Our Tiverton Scene Clean."

Students in grades 1 to 4 participated in Tiverton Garden Club’s Earth Day Poster Contest, “Keep Our Tiverton Scene Clean.” It was coordinated by art teacher Mary Salvadore.

Anne Grealish-Rust, director of and Cpl. Daniel Raymond presented ribbons and certificates to the winners at . The top four students in each grade also received a $10 cash prize. 

Winning posters are on display at the Town Hall during May.

1st grade

1st place - Tyler Landach,
2nd place - Mary Williams,
3rd place - Adrienne Durand, Ranger Elementary School
Honorable mention - Cassie Taber, Ranger Elementary School

2nd grade

1st place - Kaylie Cabral, Ranger Elementary School
2nd place - Katie Zmich, Ranger Elementary School
3rd place - Olivia Miranda,
Honorable mention - Jordan Potocki, Fort Barton Elementary School

3rd Grade

1st place - Abby Arruda, Fort Barton Elementary School
2nd place - Liandra Demei, Pocasset Elementary School
3rd place - Jameson Peckham, Fort Barton Elementary School
Honorable mention - Levi Dorego, Pocasset Elementary School

4th grade

1st place - Talia Vicente, Ranger Elementary School
2nd place - Asha Taber, Ranger Elementary School
3rd place - Marisa Cayer, Fort Barton Elementary School
Honorable mention - Madison McKenna, Fort Barton Elementary School

Jim Corcoran May 04, 2012 at 09:35 PM
"As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?" "The livestock sector emerges as one of the top contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. The findings of this report suggest that it should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity. Livestock’s contribution to environmental problems is on a massive scale and its potential contribution to their solution is equally large. The impact is so significant that it needs to be addressed with urgency." UN Food and Agricultural Organization's report "Livestock's Long Shadow" “If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund Why would someone choose to be vegan? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE and http://www.veganvideo.org

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