Environmental summit teaches students the importance of a clean environment

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Members of the environmental community and local students came together to discuss the many ways to better protect our environment.

The Laredo Environmental Summit is an annual event that identifies issues and solutions that will create a positive change to our environment.

The summit featured exhibits, panelists and speakers.

KGNS News Anchor Ann Hutyra was the moderator at the event.
Participants had the chance to explore ways to protect our natural resources, identify environmental challenges and get involved in maintaining our eco system.

The theme for this year’s summit was “Let’s team up to clean up”.

Students from various high schools took part in the event.

The City of Laredo Recycling coordinator Sylvia Garza says the event is a very important way to teach local students how to do their part when it comes to keeping Mother Earth clean.