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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Local Students Shrink Bigfoot!

11/15/2012  11:07:00 AM
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233

Students in Grades 3 to 6 Offer Advice, Tips to Shrink Your Carbon Footprint

SEATTLE – Elementary students in the Seattle City Light service territory are using art to bring our community steps closer to shrinking our carbon footprint.

Seattle City Light is pleased to congratulate the 13 winners of the Shrinking Bigfoot Calendar Contest. The students created artwork illustrating ways to shrink their carbon footprints, which will be featured in a 13-month calendar going on sale this month. All proceeds from calendar sales go directly to Project Share, an emergency fund that helps City Light Customers who need one-time financial assistance with their electricity bills.

“Each of the winners demonstrated great talent in sharing tips that we all can use to shrink our carbon footprints,” Superintendent Jorge Carrasco said. “It’s impressive to see young people engaged in an effort to reduce climate change while helping support our Project Share program. These students are giving back twice to their community.”

Calendars are available for $10 and may be purchased at:
• City Light’s North Service Center, 1300 N. 97th Street
• City Light’s South Service Center, 3613 4th Avenue S.
• the City’s cashier window on the 42nd Floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave. (Fifth & Columbia)
• Or on City Light’s website at

…And the winners are:
• Farhan, The Bush School, Grade 6
• Agustin, Wedgwood Elementary, Grade 3
• Maren, John Hay Elementary, Grade 3
• Julia, Thornton Creek School, Grade 4
• Tasha, The Evergreen School, Grade 4
• Liam, Wedgwood Elementary, Grade 3
• Lola, John Hay Elementary, Grade 3
• Ellen, View Ridge Elementary, Grade 5
• Bella, Wedgwood Elementary, Grade 4
• Josie, John Hay Elementary, Grade 3
• Melissa, Daniel Bagley Elementary, Grade 4
• Maggie, Salmon Bay School, Grade 4
• Riley, Salmon Bay School, Grade 6

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.

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