Color my world: Kids’ Earth Day posters show their love for our planet |

Color my world: Kids’ Earth Day posters show their love for our planet

Special to the Post Independent

The first Earth Day, organized in 1970, continues to be a significant day throughout our world.

During the month of February, the Glenwood Springs Recycling Center hosted an Earth Day poster contest in the public schools for all ages from kindergarten to 12th grades.

Lynne Cassidy, art teacher at Glenwood Springs Elementary School, submitted 27 entries from Paul Ferguson’s fifth-grade class. The art is exquisite and wonderfully unique, making final decisions very difficult.

Haley Amichaux took first place with runners up being J. D. Weeden, Kristy Moore, Mario Carrazco and Chamonix Porter. All 27 entries are on display at the elementary school.

Also to celebrate Earth Day, students used their creativity to decorate grocery bags for the local grocery stores, Safeway, City Market and Good Health Grocery in Glenwood Springs and Clark’s Market in Carbondale.

Students from Sopris and Glenwood Springs elementary schools and the Carbondale Community School colored more than 500 paper grocery bags, which will be offered to customers today.

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