The Trinity River Environment Education Society is having a video contest open to all youth and young people. If you are interested in being a good steward of our environmental resources and think that keeping the Trinity River clean is very important, this contest is for you!
T.R.E.E.S is committed to “helping area community leaders engage their citizens in meaningful programs leading to sustained improvements in air quality, beautification, energy conservation, litter abatement, water conservation and water quality issues, especially as they relate to the Trinity River and its watershed.”
This is important because, “Due to its large, growing population and thriving business sector, Texas faces as many or more environmental challenges than most areas of the U.S. North Central Texas is second only to Houston in numerous pollution challenges. One meta study has found that the annual cost to North Central Texans may be as high as $1,900 or more per capita…almost $12 Billion annually.”
As United Methodists, we firmly believe in being good stewards of the environment and the resources God has blessed us with. According to our social principles, we support organizations that are working towards creating a cleaner and safer environment.
T.R.E.E.S is looking for 60-second videos that discuss the illegal dumping in the Trinity River and offer a solution to the dumping. The winner will receive $1,500 cash and will be featured on WFAA channel 8! For more information check out T.R.E.E.S website or download this TRVC FLYER – SAM PDF 110728 about the video contest.