Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Burbank Kids Have Some Great Green Ideas!

We are growing “Truffula Trees” in the Burbank Children’s Libraries. (Truffula Trees are whimsical and colorful trees found in the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.) Throughout the time of Burbank Reads, we are asking children for their suggestions on how we can help the environment. Each child receives a leaf to write down his or her idea, then we combine the leaves to make beautiful trees. Here are some ideas so far (#5 is a kid favorite that causes many giggles)…

1. You can take a bike to school or walk.
2. Read books instead of television because T.V. wastes energy.
3. I turn off the tap when I brush my teeth.
4. Don’t trash Burbank.
5. Don’t flush the toilet.

It’s not too late to contribute ideas! Bring your kids to the library, and have them participate in this fun project. You can also read The Lorax while you’re here.

Lastly, we will be showing the movie version of The Lorax at our Sustainability Showcase this Saturday at BV. There will be viewings at 1, 2, and 3 pm. The movie runs 30 minutes. There will also be free popcorn and prizes for kids.

From Jennifer

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