Marianas Variety, Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Beautify CNMI to launch logo design contest
By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa
Variety News Staff
BEAUTIFY CNMI, a coalition of government agencies, private companies and community organizations, will launch a logo design contest, according to Division of Environmental Quality spokeswoman Reina Camacho.
Camacho, who chairs the coalition’s outreach subcommittee, said the contest is open to all CNMI residents.
The contest will be launched next month but a meeting about it will be held at 3:30 p.m. today in the conference room of DEQ.
Camacho said the winning design should be attractive, original and meaningful.
It should also highlight one of the CNMI’s environmental assets, she added.
For more information, call DEQ at 664-8500.
“We don’t have criteria yet but we will give the participants some guidelines. We will explain to them what we are looking for,” Camacho said.
The contest is among the Beautify CNMI’s projects which include tree planting and recycling activities.
The group has already planted more than 1,000 trees along Beach Road and at the Laulau revegetation site.
Their most recent tree planting activity was held on Sunday, July 23 when 46 volunteers planted 450 coconut saplings along Beach Road.
The recycling subcommittee chaired by Tina Sablan of DEQ collected 300 pounds of aluminum cans and plastic bottles during the recently held Liberation Day activities and Micronesian Games.
Among the community organizations that have joined Beautify CNMI activities are Mover, Power Inc, CNMI Power, Pepsi/Pacific Trading Company, the Mariana Islands Nature Alliance, Ace Hardware, the Saipan Chamber of Commerce and individuals from various government agencies.
Beautify CNMI aims to enhance the beauty of the islands’ environment and quality of life through public education on recycling, restoration, waste management and enforcement of laws.