Senator Nozzolio Invites Students To Join In Environment Competition

Michael F. Nozzolio

January 24, 2005

Albany--State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R,C-Fayette) today called for local student entries for the 14th annual "I*MA*GREEN*NATION" Celebration, a statewide competition that encourages student awareness of environmental issues.

The Senate-sponsored competition is open to students in 1st-8th grade, and includes an awards presentation in Albany on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, where winners will receive award medals, view submissions by their fellow students from around the state, and have the opportunity to tour the State Capitol.

“I*MA*GREEN*NATION is a great opportunity for students to learn more about their environment and use their creativity to propose solutions to environmental challenges that face our community,” said Senator Nozzolio. “I look forward to seeing all of the projects from the participating students in the Finger Lakes region.”

Last year, more than 500 projects were submitted that explored issues relating to solid waste and recycling, and more than 1,000 students and their teachers traveled to the capital to participate in the competition events.

Schools wishing to participate in this year’s event must register by February 18th and entries are due March 25, 2005.

For registration forms and additional information, schools may contact Senator Nozzolio’s office in Albany at 518-455-2366.