Updated: January 3, 2013 6:01AM
Matthew Turnquest, a former student at Heather Hill Elementary School in Flossmoor, recently created the poster used by the Flossmoor Community Commission’s Green Committee for its “Idling Gets You Nowhere” Campaign.
The campaign aims to remind citizens to turn off their car engines and reduce unnecessary idling.
Heather Hill teacher Layne Duggan discussed the campaign with students in her art class and asked them to share their ideas in the form of posters. Turnquest’s poster was selected by the committee.
“Matthew took this project very seriously,” Heather Hill officials said in a news release. “He produced some of his best work on his poster.”
Copies of the poster are displayed in the district’s schools and around the community.
“Matthew is to be congratulated for his efforts,” officials said. “All community members are encouraged to contribute to the success of the ‘Idling GetsYou Nowhere’ Campaign by turning off vehicle engines, reducing unnecessary idling and helping to spread the word. Doing so will help to make the air we breathe cleaner and healthier for all community members.”