Earth Day has become more than just one day here in the Gateway City.
A local non-profit kept the festivities going this weekend.
KGNS News Reporter Orlando Garza explains how the event is helping Laredo and what it means for future Laredoans.
Without any hesitation Santiago's kids Sarahi and Christopher arrange a board game developed to help children as well as adults identify what goes in the city of Laredo's blue bins.
"sometimes we don't know what to put in the blue bins they get confused, and right here you learn a couple of things I didn't even know myself."
The Santo's were just one of more than hundreds of families that attended "Keep Laredo beautiful" Earth Day celebrations at Juan Jose Rendon park.
"it gives everyone an opportunity to see something about nature that they don't normally get to see."
events like these give children the chance to learn something different they wouldn't normally learn in a classroom.
like the release of thousands of lady bugs.
by teaching children that these bugs are an alternative to pesticides.. the next generation of Laredoans can make wiser environmental choices.
the kids crowd with suspicion.
Never-the-less learning a new lesson about earth and mother nature.
"what do you think about the lady bugs?'I they like me'"
apart from what we showed today.
The earth day event had several booths selling merchandise food...and dance and music entertainment.