Recently, Simon Davis-Cohen and Clayton Burrows, editors of ReadtheDirt.org, announced the winners and runners-up in the online environmental journal’s inaugural essay contest. The theme of the contest was:
“In 250 words or less, what would you like to see humans create/design/achieve before you die? Strong submissions will include details, creativity and a solution to a challenge facing the [Pacific] Northwest.”
I am honored and delighted to report that my essay “Love the Salish Sea Initiative” was selected as the winning entry.
My sincere thank you to editors Simon Davis-Cohen and Clayton Burrows!
Read the winning essays and runner-up essays here. I enjoyed reading the essays from Western Washington University (WWU) students and other community members including middle school students. I especially liked Ashlee Gray Newlin’s poem and Jim Milstead’s essay. These essays are so hopeful!
ReadtheDirt is an online environmental and public policy journal, and is the official publication of Growing Washington, a Bellingham-based nonprofit organization working on sustainable agriculture and inclusion.
This contest-and journals like ReadtheDirt-are vital in engaging community members to think about and re-vision our environmental futures. While this contest was oriented to the Pacific Northwest, communities everywhere can-and should-engage in this kind of thinking and re-visioning of environmental futures.
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