Green Thumb Thursday

Earth Day student exhibition in library community room encourages residents to protect the environment

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Children and parents enjoyed a planting project as part of an Earth Day activity at the South Pasadena Library Community Room.

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.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Young students created artwork last week as they learned about the environment. Their work was on display last Thursday in the South Pasadena Library Community Room.

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.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Kids made hanging plants out of recycled bottles during “Green Thumb Thursday” in 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.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Among the messages on display were the importance of picking up trash, don’t pollute the ocean and recycle.

In addition to the Earth Day Art Exhibition, the kids made hanging planters out of recycled bottles.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Lexington Ng, a student at Arroyo Vista Elementary School, stands next to his work on display in an Earth Day Student Art Exhibition.

“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.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Young students created artwork last week as they learned about the environment. Their work was on display last Thursday in the South Pasadena Library Community Room.

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