“Being Earth-Friendly While Staying Home” by Shreveport Green Neighborhood & Education Program 

Shreveport Green’s Neighborhood & Education Program thanked citizens (as reported in the Shreveport Times) for conducting earth-friendly activities while adhering to the stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shreveport joined millions of Americans in observing the 50th Earth Day celebration on April 22 from home. Citizens sent in photos showing their appreciation for the planet at home by: showing themselves recycling, planting flowers, conserving water, children drawing Earth Day pictures, catching rain water, and other environmental protection activities. We were delighted to celebrate Earth Day virtually. We wanted to keep citizens interested in protected the planet during this difficult time. Those photos have been posted on Shreveport Green’s Facebook page.

“We know it’s a challenge keeping children engaged in fun and educational activities at home, so we want to provide parents with fun and informative worksheets that teach children a variety of environmental lessons,” says Casaundra Calloway, Neighborhood & Education Program Coordinator,  Shreveport Green. “This is why we provided worksheets from Rocksey’s Toolbox, a kit containing activity sheets created by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, because we wanted to teach children about litter, recycling, water pollution, composting and more environmental issues.”