The fantastic team at UKWIN have looked over our amazing posters. Here’s what they had to say:
“Message of thanks and congratulations to all those involved in creating some amazing anti-incineration posters for Consett
My job includes being the National Coordinator for the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN). UKWIN has worked with local anti-incineration groups to help prevent more than 100 waste incinerators over the past 15 years. You may be surprised to hear that Consett’s poster project is the only project of its kind in this country!
I am honoured to have been invited to choose nine posters for special attention. This challenge falls somewhere between easy and impossible. ‘Easy’ because all of the posters are wonderful. ‘Impossible’ because I am being asked to choose between them.
So, first of all, on behalf of UKWIN I want to thank everybody involved in this amazing effort. My thanks to Helen for inviting me to get involved. Thanks also to the parents, teachers, brothers and sisters who helped in the production of this outstanding and unique collection of artwork. The posters tell a story and send a very clear message, a message that I hope decision-makers will take on board when considering the planning application.
I also want to congratulate each and every one of the 336 artists who drew a poster. All of you can consider yourselves to be UKWINners!
Even if your poster is not awarded a prize, you can feel very proud of yourself for having taken part in this important work.
The work we are doing to prevent waste incineration is important for many reasons, including because:
* Incineration harms recycling,
* Incineration makes climate change worse,
* Incineration is a barrier to the circular economy,
Well done to our 9 prize winners who have won Believe and Be Play sessions, a range of home-baked treats from Impressya, gift vouchers for local takeaway – Fresco, and cupcake kits courtesy of Cakeberry Corner. We will be contacting the families and schools of our winners next week, to pass on congratulations and prizes.
You’re all winners as we smashed our 50 metre garland target, and you certainly made your voices heard loud and clear – the kids of Consett said No to the incinerator by creating almost 70 metres of garland which was proudly displayed at our Clean Air Day protest. We’re so proud of you all. Let’s keep it going. Watch out for more activities to get involved in and more prizes to be won, very soon!