Children's Artwork to be Featured in 2009 Earth Calendar: Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment Announces Winners of Earth Day Everyday Contest

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The Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment today announced artwork from 22 children across the U.S. will be featured in the organization's 2009 Earth calendar.

The Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment today announced artwork from 22 children across the U.S. will be featured in the organization's 2009 Earth calendar.

In September, the nonprofit announced the Earth Day Everyday contest, which invited children ages five to 14 to submit drawings with environmental themes for publication in the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment's 2009 Earth calendar. Children were encouraged to submit artwork reflecting how and why they care for Earth.

"We received an overwhelming response from children across the country," said Cherie Ingraham, founder of the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment. "It is exciting to see how passionate children are about preserving and protecting Earth. We received so many great pieces, we wish that we could have included all of them!"    

The 22 children whose artwork will be featured in the 2009 Earth calendar are: Molly Mielke, Age 7; Reyna Bhakta, Age 10; Caitlin Hammond, Age 12; Laura Whitty, Age 5; Samantha Gelman, Age 9; Ashlee Idema, Age 10; Samantha Germino, Age 13; Emma Martinez, age 5; Faith Centeno, Age 9; Caitlyn Grogan, Age 10; Molly Grunau, Age 13; Ellie Dub, Age 9; Wryleigh Sherain-Anderson, Age 8; Erica Jozwiak, Age 9.5; Nisha Chatnani, Age 8; Heather Hotchkiss, Age 10; Stephanie Sparks, Age 14; Caroline Urban, Age 12; Marissa Newman, Age 8; Jesse McDonough, Age 9; Brandon Bell, Age 8; and, Vanessa Brangard, Age 8. All winners will receive a copy of the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment's 2009 Earth calendar, membership in the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment's club, as well as a goody bag of organic prizes.

The goal of the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment's annual Earth calendar is to encourage children to 'go green' by becoming good Earth Stewards. The calendar highlights environmental holidays throughout the year including World Forestry Day (March 21) and World Environment Day (June 5), among others. The calendar is printed on recycled paper with vegetable dyes in keeping with the Foundation's Earth friendly mission.

To obtain a copy of the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment's 2009 Earth Calendar send your mailing address, along with $2.00 per calendar to cover postage, to: The Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment, 12 Main Street PMB 182, Brewster, NY 10509.

To learn more about becoming an Earth Steward and supporting the Foundation visit http://www.ChuckieGoodnightFoundation.org.

About the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment
The Chuckie Goodnight Foundation For The Environment, a not for profit 501-C3 corporation founded in 2001, is committed to educating children on Earth Stewardship and social ethics. It is dedicated to the acquisition, restoration and preservation of green spaces in order to create environmental learning centers for children and botanical sanctuaries. The foundation also supports other environmentally-minded organizations and individuals. Each year, the Chuckie Goodnight Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing environmental studies and supports other land trust and environmental organizations on the local, county, state and national levels. For more information, visit http://www.chuckiegoodnightfoundation.org.

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