The Alliance for a Clean Texas http://acttexas.org a coalition of environmental advocacy groups is gathering high resolution PHOTOGRAPHS through Friday, February 25 for an installation at the Texas State Capitol that will run from March 14-18 and April 18-22.
We also invite your ideas for the exhibit’s Title. Your brilliant spin for our title and/or your photos will communicate our two central concepts —
Creating Jobs in Texas Clean Economy by Protecting the People and Places We Love.
1. The beautiful natural places and precious friends and families who make us want to protect the air, water, and land in Texas. Ex. Family or friends hiking or biking at a state park or on an urban trail; a family picnicking in the wildflowers; children playing in a Texas riveer. Images should reflect the regional, ethnic, gender, and age diversity that make up our state.
2. Sites where our environment is being polluted or natural resources wasted. Ex. Smoking coal plant or refinery; gas fracking site; huge landfill; industrial waste water discharge into a river or bay.
3. Solutions for protecting the environment in Texas. Ex. Solar power array, recycling facility, pedestrian and bicycling features in cityscape.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Mail your HIGH RESOLUTION photos on a CD or external drive via U.S. Mail to P. O. Box 1931, Austin, TX 78767; or,
Place your downloadable high resolution photo on a web gallery. Your photo submission must be HIGH RESOLUTION so that we can enlarge to poster size.
Along with your submission, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: Your name, email, phone number, permission to use your photo and who to credit – yourself and/or your organization, permission to display your photo alongside textual information that we may add about ACT issues, title of photo if applicable, location and subject matter of photo, link to photo or date you mailed a CD/external drive, relevant statement or fact. Thank you!
The installation will include between 18-26 large, poster-sized photographs with text or other graphics on easels running along both sides of the hallway between the Legislative Conference Center and the underground, sky-lit Rotunda of the Capitol, Extension 2 level. Two tables — one at either end, will hold take-away print materials – a program and informational brochures from the various ACT organizations.
The installation will run from March 14-18, with a repeat appearance in the same hallway from April 18-22. Every day, hundreds of legislators, their staff, lobbyists, and others will view the display en route to their offices, and the many committee hearing rooms in the area. The display will elevate and reinforce ACT’s Legislative recommendations in discussion at the Capitol and will instill pride and a desire to pass laws to protect the environment. When the Session ends in late May, ACT may rotate the collection to various locations around Texas during a two-year shelf life.
Photos that are not selected for the display or are too low resolution to make into posters may be included in a power point slide show that we will show in the Legislative Conference Center during ACT Lobby Day, March 14. We encourage you to attend ACT Lobby Day and talk to your legislator about your environmental concerns. More details and registration form soon at http://acttexas.org
So! Browse your photo files and find your favorite photo. We want you to help us tell the story of Protecting the People and Places We Love while Creating Jobs in Texas Clean Economy.
We hope your participation will elevate the visibility of your work; and —
We greatly appreciate your contribution to the mutual effort to save the environment, protect public health, and create jobs for Texas clean economy at the 82nd Texas State Legislature.
Best regards! Donna
Donna Hoffman, Communication Coordinator, Lone Star Chapter Sierra Club, email@example.com