They are cute, colorful and oh so, creative … and we are not even talking about the kids. More than 350 students in grades 3 to 6 submitted their artwork and ideas on how to shrink their carbon footprint through Seattle City Light’s 2nd annual Shrinking Bigfoot Calendar Contest.
Students throughout the utility’s service territory participated and 12 submissions were chosen by a panel of judges. The judging event was not easy as each submission was evaluated on artistic design and the creative conservation tip.
The 12 chosen students will have their artwork and energy conservation ideas featured in City Light’s 2014 Shrinking Bigfoot calendar, which will go on sale in November. All proceeds will go directly to Project Share, a one-time emergency assistance program that helps customers with their electric utility bill.
The 12 winners of the 2nd annual Shrinking Bigfoot Calendar Contest include:
• Jamal, Bailey Gatzert Elementary, Grade 5
• Hannah Mae, Highland Park Elementary, Grade 3
• Cupreme, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Grade 5
• Gabe, Seattle Hebrew Academy, Grade 5
• Michelle, Asa Mercer Middle School, Grade 6
• Phoebe, Cedarhurst Elementary, Grade 4
• Kaliyah, Viewlands Elementary, Grade 3
• Milla, Jane Addams School, Grade 6
• Clintt, Maple Elementary, Grade 3
• Meredith, John Stanford International, Grade 5
• Samantha, St. Alphonsus School, Grade 6
• Malia, Highland Terrace Elementary, Grade 5
Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.