|“What Can I Do” Environmental Awareness Entries Judged
Council received 120 entries from 17 schools. Twelve elementaries, four middle schools, and GHS participated. The schools with the most entries are Rowlett Elementary, Walnut Glen, and Club Hill. We have wonderful entries and many will be going on to State. So many different topics were covered – planting trees, recycling, clean air, clean water, hybrid cars, garden roofs, global warming, and much, much, more.
At the Association meeting, Wed., April 3rd, I will share a few excerpts from some of the amazing Editorials written. I am touched. It is wonderful to hear kids speak out.
So who won? There will be a list available at the April 3rd Association meeting. We will have an Awards Ceremony at Noon on Saturday, April 19th at the “Garland Goes Green Festival” at Firewheel Town Center. We want the kids to be there. The Council will have a booth at the festival displaying GISD’s entries. We want you to come.
Important Dates for the Environmentally Minded
April 12th, Live Green in Plano Expo, 9am – 5pm, Plano Center. This is a huge expo with information, speakers, and green vendors. This is the second year and will be fantastic.
April 19th, Garland Goes Green Festival, 10am – 5pm, Firewheel Town Center in the park area. There will be demonstrations, green vendors, info booths, speakers, entertainment, and your Environmental Awareness Contest PTA booth. Come for the Award Presentation, view our entries, play the recycle game, and make recycled paper.
April 26th, The Tree Power Free Tree program at Haskell L. Roach Gardens Center at 1221 Spring Creek Dr. from 8am – 5pm (or when trees run out). Garland residents can receive a free tree (4-6ft tall) using your driver’s license or Garland utility bill. Trees provide beauty, shade, and help save energy. Get a free tree for yourself or your school and plant it with your kids.
May 10th, Free Compost Gardening Class, 9am – Noon, 1434 Commerce St. Get hands-on experience building a compost pile and learn the basics from masters. Limited to 50 people. Receive your own free compost bin. Call for a reservations at 972-205-3500.
See you at the Association meeting, Wed., April 2nd.