Shreveport Green honored Greens Club with an award for its community service and environmental education efforts at a Mardi Gras-themed event held at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Greens Club officers Sarah Salvatore and Shayan Yerrapragada delivered a presentation on how Mardi Gras beads cause more harm to the environment than they give joy to parade-goers, and they showed 4th and 5th graders, their teachers, and krewe royalty that there were more sustainable throws than plastic beads, such as painted pecans, shells, seed pods, or even hot dogs.
After researching this topic, Shayan and Sarah decided to start a bead drive to reduce the amount of new beads the Krewe of Centaur purchases from China every year (4 flatbed trucks’ worth). Starting Monday, February 12th and until Friday, February 23rd, Greens Club wants your Mardi Gras beads. Drop them off in a bin in the office, a bin outside of the cafeteria, or in Mrs. Procell’s room in E-206.
For a news story featuring the Shreveport Green event, visit http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/local-news/mardi-gras-season-is-fun-for-the-community-but-not-so-much-for-the-environment/963841601.