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And the winners of the World Environment Day Community Arts Competition are
Primary  Freya Hawke; Primary  Elizabeth Bilton  Highly Commended; Primary Group  Orange Public School 6J (Penguins – see picture); Primary Group  Orange Public School 3N  Highly Commended; Secondary  Ayla Manwaring; Adult  Stephen Nugent and Adult  Yvette Black  Highly Commended. Entries were judged by Orange Art Gallery Director Alan Sisley and Orange City Librarian Elizabeth Barry. The competition is an initiative of ECCO (Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange) and Orange City Council. Come and see all the entries on display at Orange City Library for the next week. There are landscapes, poems, stories, a globe, robots, collages, drawings and lots of recycled materials put to artistic use. Freya Hawke was excited to learn she had won for her work called Environmental Helpers. She demonstrated how it works and the environmental tip I received was “to help save petrol walk or ride instead of taking the car”. I think I can do that. And a tip from the Library is to splurge $1 on a Library Bag and you'll never have to use a plastic bag again.