Earth Day Grows Greener
More than 40 area environmental groups displayed their programs at the 5th annual CEC/Enron/KRBE Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 7. The many kids and adults who visited booths in the Earth Zone made flowers from colorful old 6-pack rings, sent postcards on air quality to the President, played with solar powered gadgets, observed live birds of prey, and much more.
This year, CEC made efforts to make the all-day celebration a little greener. The City of Houston, the Houston Corporate Recycling Council, and Abitibi Consolidated (formerly Donahue Recycling) donated paper and plastic recycling at the event. Even the vendors participated many recycled their cardboard boxes. The Kids Zone featured an environmentally friendly activity as well. Children participating in the Soy Crayon Challenge compared the quality and toxicity of soy based crayons and ordinary crayons, which are made with petroleum-derived wax. Proceeds from the Earth Day Festival will benefit the CEC and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department.
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