Monday, January 30, 2023

If you find these white messages on a rainy day, you might win some prizes

askHRgreen.org is giving away prizes to anyone who finds their eco-friendly stencils (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the city of Newport News)
askHRgreen.org is giving away prizes to anyone who finds their eco-friendly stencils (Southside Daily Photo/ Courtesy of the city of Newport News)

The organization, askHRgreen.org, has hidden messages on sidewalks throughout Hampton Roads as part of their annual Write as Rain campaign.

The eco-friendly white stencils will “magically appear” on rainy days at schools, libraries and other public spaces across Hampton Roads, to “inspire” people to think about the environment in “ways they haven’t before”, according to the nonprofit’s website.

The hidden stencils includes messages like “Purge the Plastic, I Choose Tap Water,”  “#ASKHRGREEN” and more, according to a news release from the city.

There’s a financial incentive, too.

According to the event page, anyone who finds a message can enter to win prizes such as tickets to local attractions, restaurant gift cards and more.

Just follow the nonprofit on one of their social media pages and post a photo of the message (and yourself) with the hashtag, #askHRgreen. See the interactive map below, courtesy of askHRgreen.org.

Drawings will be awarded weekly through Oct. 26.

For information, visit askHRgreen.org or follow the non-profit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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