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Student Artists Illustrate Popular Free Publication

The artistic achievements of 14 talented student artists from across the San Joaquin Valley are being celebrated by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

Their work is featured in the newly released 2024 Healthy Air Living Kids’ Calendar and the students were recognized at the Governing Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 21 in all District offices.

The District’s annual calendar is a bilingual, full-color wall calendar, featuring clean-air messages and drawings, and designed to educate and inspire the public to live a Healthy Air Life and reduce air pollution in the Valley. Students from several communities have artwork included in the 2024 calendar.

Israel Ruiz Medina, sixth grade, Hanford – Cover artist “Plug in for Clean Air.”

Miguel Zapata, sixth grade, Bakersfield – “Start the Revolution Against Air Pollution.”

Isabel Fuentes, eighth grade, Turlock – “Clean Air = Clean Lungs.”

Calla Martinez, fourth grade, Fresno – “Healthy Air Living, Download the Valley Air app!”

Delmira Rubio, 11th grade, Stockton – “There’s no place like Earth, let’s clean our air!”

Marli Roman, 10th grade, Stockton – “Keep it green to keep the air clean.”

Bryten Lane, seventh grade, Clovis– “Paws” Pollution, go electric.”

Mia, third grade, Madera – “Switch your car to an electric one. Yes to battery, no to gas.”

Evelyn, seventh grade, Bakersfield – “Stop Idling. The smart solution to air pollution.”

Hector Gomez – “Healthy Air Living.”

Christina Rodriguez, 11th grade, Kerman – “Carpooling is fun! And helps keep our air clean!”

Alexander Piña Nuñez, fourth grade, Tipton – “Always recycle and don’t burn trash because it hurts us and the air.”

Santiago Medina, fourth grade, Hanford – “Keep charging. Keep cleaning our air.”

Reagan, Madera – “We can all be healthy air heroes.”

The calendars are free, and distributed to schools, community groups, healthcare facilities, churches, civic organizations, non-profits, and individuals upon request, while supplies last.

To request calendars, email or call 559-230-6000. Calendars can also be picked up at the District offices in Modesto, 4800 Enterprise Way; Fresno, 1990 E. Gettysburg Ave.; and Bakersfield, 34936 Flyover Court.