Learning about what is threatening the planet, local students created an art exhibit sponsored by the Natural Resources and Environmental Commission that highlights the importance of Earth Day.
Their work was on display as part of “Green Thumb Thursday” last week in which participants showcased their work inside the South Pasadena Library Community Room.
One youngster’s message on a colorful piece of paper read “Earth Needs You.” Another encouraged others to “Pick Up Trash” while a third suggested urged everyone to “Be Kind to the Earth.”
The kids will receive a certificate of appreciation at the Natural Resources and Environmental Commission meeting on Tuesday, April 24, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
In addition to the Earth Day Art Exhibition, the kids made hanging planters out of recycled bottles.
“For the kids I think it’s important to have an activity that is hands on where they can be creative and learn about the environment,” explained Cathy Billings, the assistant library director. “It’s a fun activity that helps them engage with the concepts around Earth Day. It helps them think about the things they can do at home in regards to recycling.”
And, of course, making a difference.