The freedom to vote is the hallmark of our democracy. It is both a privilege and a civic duty. Yet, in the 2008 elections, only 64 percent of voting-age citizens voted.
Con Edison’s 2012 Get Out the Vote Poster Design Content was designed to encourage civic engagement and voter participation.
We asked teens from New York City and Westchester County to design posters illustrating the importance and privilege of voting. We received more than 60 eye-popping entries, inspired by everything from iconic elephants and donkeys to rock music and traffic signals.
Three winners will be selected, but all of the posters are on exhibit at Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan from October 25 through November 7, 2012.
Learn How to Live Green in NYC! Wednesday October 10th from 10AM to 5PM at Union Square. Free and Open to the Public!
About Your Host: GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life. Whether it’s operating the world famous Union Square Greenmarket, building a new community garden, teaching young people about the environment, or improving recycling awareness, if you’re a New Yorker, GrowNYC is working near you! Make a donation to support a better NYC.
Relevant, action-oriented workshops led by The New School and others
Interactive art projects and presentations
DIY tutorials on weatherization techniques and much more
Walk through “Recyclarium” and learn how 3Rs work hosted by Sims Metal Management
Learn about New York City’s Bike Share program with Citibank
Watch chefs go head to head at a Solar Cook-Off with locally grown, seasonal food
Make Green Art for all ages
Onsite textile and cell phone recycling
Buy farm fresh produce at one of the country’s largest and best Greenmarket