Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bellflower student offers “bright idea” for 2013 Earth Day slogan contest

Bellflower fifth-grade student Shelby Stille wrote the winning submission in the Department of Natural Resources’ Earth Day 2013 slogan contest. Shelby’s slogan, “Energy Efficiency: It’s a Bright Idea,” was selected from nearly 500 entries based on the theme, “energy efficiency.” As the slogan contest winner, she will receive a $50 gift card donated by Central Bank in Jefferson City and be recognized on stage during the Earth Day 2013 opening ceremony, April 19 in Jefferson City.

Shelby, the daughter of Ned and Maria Stille, Bellflower, is a student in Christina Harms’ class at Montgomery City Elementary School.

Shelby’s slogan reminds all of us that being energy efficient – in lighting, heating and air conditioning, and transportation – not only has environmental benefits, but is also a smart move economically.

Earth Day 2013 represents the Department of Natural Resources’ 19th year sponsoring the event, which will include educational displays and activities from the department as well as a number of other state and federal agencies. The day’s events will also include a number of stage shows and contests. Although geared toward upper elementary school age students, the event is free and open to the public.

More information about Earth Day 2013 is available online at