Ottawa, Ontario – A work of art by a youngster from Richmond Hill, Ontario has been selected as the winner of the Earth Rangers holiday card contest and as a result, is being profiled on the annual Christmas card by Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC).
Six months ago, Earth Rangers and Forest Products Association of Canada celebrated their long-standing partnership by inviting young people across Canada to create and submit a piece of art that captures the beauty of trees and forests. Rangers who participated had the opportunity to win one of three swag bags full of sustainable goodies – and for the grand prize winner, the opportunity to have their artwork featured on FPAC’s 2021 Christmas card.
The contest resulted in more than 100 beautiful and creative entries, ranging from drawings and paintings to digital art and 3D images made from forest materials like pine needles, flowers, and berries. In the end, it was put to a vote and FPAC employees chose the following three very deserving winners:
Ranger Rayyaan – Maple, Ontario
Ranger Maiya – Port Moody, BC
“Our partnership with FPAC has enabled us to educate tens of thousands of kids across Canada on the importance of forest sustainability and engage them in taking action in their own community by planting trees with our Just 1 Tree Mission,” said Earth Rangers President Tovah Barocas. “We were thrilled but not at all surprised to see the incredible response to this contest, with over 100 creative and beautiful holiday cards with inspiring messages about their love for forests and why we need to protect them.”
Ranger Livia – Richmond Hill, Ontario
“Earth Rangers does such great work with young people, parents, and teachers so they have information and ideas on how they can make a difference for the environment in their homes and communities, said President and CEO Derek Nighbor. “This contest celebrated in a very seasonal way the important role Canada’s forests and forest products play in climate action. It was also fun for our team to see all the creative drawings and designs from kids across the country,” Nighbor added.
About Earth Rangers:
Earth Rangers is the kids’ conservation organization, committed to instilling environmental knowledge, positivity, and the confidence to take action in every child in Canada. They do this through a variety of free programming that children can participate in at school, at home, and in their communities. With over 300,000 members and alumni across Canada, Earth Rangers is the largest youth conservation organization globally. Their programs provide kids with tangible activities, real-life conservation projects and engaging content—but more than that, they provide a sense of belonging, optimism, and proof that when we all work together, we can make a difference. For more information, please visit: EarthRangers.com
About the Forest Products Association of Canada:
FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. As an industry with annual revenues exceeding $75B, Canada’s forest products sector is one of the country’s largest employers operating in over 600 communities, providing 225,000 direct jobs, and over 600,000 indirect jobs across the country.