For Immediate Release
December 6, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE Honors Students for Environmental Works of Art

Thirteen students from across the state were selected as winners in the 2008 Kansas Don’t Spoil It! Calendar Contest. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) received thousands of entries for the contest in which students in grades kindergarten through high school were invited to submit original artwork that promotes recycling, reusing materials and reducing waste.

Contest winners met with Governor Kathleen Sebelius and received a large version of their artwork signed by her and KDHE Secretary Roderick L. Bremby. The winning artwork and names of the students will be displayed on the Kansas Don’t Spoil It! Web site at

Copies of the calendar will be printed and distributed within the next two weeks. The calendars will be distributed to Kansas schools, local governments and businesses. If you would like to place an order for a calendar, please call 1-800-282-9790.

The 2008 Kansas Don’t Spoil It! Calendar Contest winners are:

The Kansas Don’t Spoil It! campaign is a public awareness and educational program designed to encourage Kansans to keep our state clean and encouraging the four R’s: reducing, reusing, recycling and rethinking. Through the years, KDHE has seen increased participation in the calendar contest as teachers use it in the classroom as an opportunity to combine art expression with environmental awareness.

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