DOWNEY – The City of Downey’s Green Task Force successfully launched the first annual Earth Day Events Series last week.
Participants included children, high school students, and adults in a series of events that took place over the course of the Earth Day weekend. The kick-off event was held on Friday, April 22, at the Downey Public Library, where participants were treated to lessons on plants using actual dirt, plants, and soil.
The event was funded in part by Solar City, a solar energy provider, which donated materials for use in the arts and crafts activity. The dozens of children who participated were gifted the plants at the conclusion of the event.
Stay Gallery collaborated with the Green Task Force in the second event, which promoted the preservation of the environment through a painting activity. Participants included over 20 parents and children who were provided painting materials and a canvas and guided as they painted a Galapagos Island Tortoise.
Saturday was a clean-up day activity and was organized in conjunction with Keep Downey Beautiful.
Finally, the Earth Day Events Series concluded on Sunday, April 24, with a gardening lesson at the St. Pius X/St. Matthias Community Garden.
The Green Task Force is an official committee of the City of Downey and is tasked with the promotion of sustainability and preservation of the environment. To learn more about the Green Task Force, contact Juddy Montenegro of the City Manager’s Office at (562) 904-7284.