Earth Day Honors for Kids

Arroyo Vista Elementary School students earn certificates of appreciation for participating in Earth Day exhibit

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Arroyo Vista Elementary School students were honored on Tuesday, April 24, by the Natural Resources Environmental Commission (NREC) for their participation in an Earth Day Art Exhibition on April 19 at the South Pasadena Library Community Room. They received certificates of appreciation during the NREC meeting in the South Pasadena City Council Chamber at City Hall. Above, from left, are Lexington Ng, NREC Chair William Kelly, South Pasadena Mayor Richard Schneider and Maxwell Campbell.

Arroyo Vista Elementary School students are learning at a young age the importance of cleaning up and protecting the environment.

Fifty-four of them, all making a difference, participated in “Green Thumb Thursday” on April 19 at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, where their Earth Day artwork was on display as part of an exhibition.

On Tuesday, April 24, the young artists were invited to the Natural Resources Environmental Commission (NREC) meeting inside the City Council Chambers at City Hall to receive certificates of recognition for participating in the exhibit.

The NREC sponsored the exhibition, which featured posters depicting ways to celebrate Earth Day. “Be Kind to the Earth,” “Don’t Litter,” and “I Love the Earth,” were some of the messages on posters.

Members of the NREC, including chair William Kelly, and South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Richard Schneider thanked the students for their participation in the exhibition, and for being good stewards of the planet.

The awards ceremony concluded nearly a week of activities around town that carried the theme: “Celebrate Earth Day Every Day.”

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