Go Green” poster contest to raise climate change awareness


ISLAMABAD, FEB 13 (DNA) – The High Commission of Canada sponsored a poster contest for schoolchildren in Islamabad to raise awareness of climate change and promote the benefits of a natural and healthy environment.The students designed posters to highlight the importance of preserving and protecting a healthy environment.The prize distribution ceremony was held at SLS Montessori & School in Islamabad, where the top five winners’ posters were displayed and the students were given prizes and certificates. All other participants and participating schools received certificates.Paul M. Gareau, Counsellor at the High Commission of Canada praised the schoolchildren’s artwork, stating “he was delighted to see young Pakistanis helping spread the message of the need to protect the environment.”The High Commissioner of Canada Wendy Gilmour, extended her congratulations to all of the students who participated in the competition.She highlighted the Canadian Government’s commitment to addressing the environmental challenges faced by the global community.  Pollution – including plastic pollution – is a global challenge that does not respect borders.Canada has recognized this challenge, and is working to protect the environment and promote clean growth, both in Canada and abroad.The Canadian High Commission is pleased to work with Pakistan on our shared responsibility to safeguard the environment for generations to come.=DNA