A great way to fight litter is to create something beautiful out of it! Artists did just that during our Waste to Art competition held under the theme “Amazing Seabirds: Our Birds, Our Islands, Our Future,” which was a project of EPIC and Science Initiative for Environmental Conservation and Education (SCIENCE). The contest was held on islands throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada. It was an opportunity for students and the community to bring attention to the threat of marine litter to wildlife and showcase their creativity and knowledge about seabirds; at the same time, they contributed to a cleaner and healthier environment by removing plastics and other waste material from beaches and seabird habitats. Twenty-six online entries were judged by a panel of environmentalists, media personnel, and professional artists and cash prizes were awarded in several categories. Click here to see the impressive artwork submitted.
The art competition is part of a broader effort to conserve, protect and raise awareness about the rare concentration of seabird nesting areas throughout the nearly 100 islands that make up the transboundary nations of Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.