Your Rights. In Writing.
The growing interest in environmental causes demonstrated by the popularity of the first Earth Day in April 1970 proved to be a catalyst for action in Pennsylvania.
In the following May, Pennsylvania’s legislature approved and the voters ratified – by a four to one margin – a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution codifying our rights to a healthy environment.
This golden anniversary is a golden opportunity to celebrate and the Foundation plans to do just that. Flex your creative muscles with a little poetry or essay writing; the categories of our annual photo contest are tied to the ERA50; we invite you to write a song in support of the values expressed in the amendment.
In short, it is a party!
Watch the website and our social media for announcements of each contest. In the meantime, here’s a short poetry primer.