Active8 is staying busy this Spring!
The members of Active8 have been staying busy lending a helping hand in our community this spring. They have been helping out at our local food bank and the other day they gave out close to 200 boxes of food! Also, some of the members of Active8 have been working as youth interns at the Questa Farmers Market. Here are some pictures of what they have been up to.
Active 8 has also conducted an environmental scan of our local alcohol establishments to determine the amount of alcohol advertising that the youth are seeing on a daily basis.
The scan showed us that a great number of alcohol logos and images are present on our main highway. Of the three alcohol-selling businesses, one had 9 advertisements , another had 19, and the third had 11. One business owner told us that all of these signs, neon lights and banners are provided free by the alcohol companies. It's interesting that other companies are not nearly as "generous" with free advertising!
Environmental Scan Article by Janie Corinne and Maria Gonzalez
Here are some photos that were taken during this environmental scan of alcohol advertising around town.