Green Skills for Life Competition 2011

Green Skills for Life Competition 2011


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As part of the annual "Green Skills for Life" competition, the San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM) and Ford Motor Company Fund asked San Diego County students the following question: What is one change or action you think you and others could do in your everyday lives in order to make the world a greener place? A new question was introduced this year, which asked how the United States military could reduce their carbon bootprint for a greener earth. For both categories, students submitted their answers in the form of original artwork or video. The hundreds of high-quality entries made judging a challenge, but seven outstanding winners were selected to receive scholarships from the Ford Motor Company Fund.


Congratulations to the following winners:

Art Winners:

Paxton Stolper, 9, portrays how the United States army has been effectively recycling and that we should follow their lead.


Paxton Stolper


Athena Tsai, 10, suggests that everyone should recycle paper on a regular basis and shows how this action can help our environment.


Athena Tsai


Maya Lakshman, 15, illustrates several ways that the United States military can initiate green energy initiatives.


Maya Lakshman


Shauna Jellison, 17, realizes the importance of embracing the concept of reducing, reusing, and recycling.


Shauna Jellison


Video Winners:

Rohan Marsters, 10, shows us how we can use less water at the beach using common products found in hardware stores.

Ulysse Carrion, 15, exposes the threat of vampire energy draw and how we can reduce this in our homes.


Joshua Marsters, 15, suggests a new and safer way for the United States military to insulate their buildings.


All winning entries can also be seen on our blog at

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