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Las Vegas girl wins an eco-friendly contest


Clear energyThe Smithsonian's National Zoo and Friends of the National Zoo sponsored an Earth Day contest by asking children to come up with ideas on how to cut back on carbon monoxide emissions. A concept that has garnered a lot of publicity in recent years. The contest was appropriately called Stomp Out Carbon. When Shianne Freebairn saw it, she quickly signed up in the 11- to 14-year category, determined to make a difference.

And her entry won the national challenge. What she did was send out 10 letters to local firms that employ a fleet of vehicles during their daily operations and asked them to stop idling their cars and trucks in order to decrease emissions. Three of them replied to her inquiry and promised to work on limiting the idling time. They were FedEx, DHL and AWG Charter Services.

Her efforts won her a nice trip for four to Washington, D.C., a digital camera and a gift basket full of all sorts of eco-friendly articles. Besides doing the famous museums and monuments while out on the East coast, she also visited with her family the National Zoo where they incorporate earth-friendly materials in their exhibits.

"I think more people need to realize what's going on, and take action and help." That's Shianne's wish. I fully agree and congratulations.

Photo by jamesmcdonald




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Comment balloon 8 commentsEsko Kiuru • September 19 2007 01:10PM


Folks who live in the D.C. area take it so for granted.  Thanks for this post that reminded me what a big deal it is for folks in other parts of the country.
Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 12 years ago
ESKO - excellent post! Glad to see our children are very forward thinking and we haven't destroyed their though process with our wastefullness! Congrats to Shianne! I hope you send her a link to this blog!
Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) almost 12 years ago


D.C. residents ought to get with the program then. Spread the word.

Posted by Esko Kiuru almost 12 years ago


It's inspiring to see children get involved in this. Shianne is our hero.

Posted by Esko Kiuru almost 12 years ago

It is amazing that someone so young can come up with something so simple yet make such an impact!  

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 12 years ago


She's a clever girl. Great idea.

Posted by Esko Kiuru almost 12 years ago
thanks for the information - congratulations to her!!!! Way to go!!!!
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 12 years ago

Barbara-Jo & Bill,

It's wonderful to see the eco movement stirring interest among children, too.

Posted by Esko Kiuru almost 12 years ago