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College students, college and group members celebrated Earth Day with a mural chalk occasion at Texas A&M College-Corpus Christi.
Rachel Denny Clow, Corpus Christi Caller-Instances

An Earth with a coronary heart middle joined a galaxy of chalk murals as three kids joined college students at Texas A&M College-Corpus Christi in celebrating Earth Day.

For a household that practices sustainability each day, the occasion was an ideal strategy to have a good time Alessandra Vela turning 6 years previous. The household held a no-plastic birthday celebration over the weekend.

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Sisters Adelina, 10, clockwise from left, Ariana, four, and Alessandra Vela, 6, create chalk murals at Texas A&M College-Corpus Christi for Earth Day because the college kicks off a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019. (Picture: Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Instances)

“We’re a household of six, so waste and trash can get out of hand actually rapidly,” stated their mother, Angelica Vela. “So (I take) any alternative I’ve to show my youngsters about being higher residents of the earth, or simply discovering methods to dwell that aren’t so wasteful and to only perceive that everyone has to play their very own half on this world we dwell in. Even the smallest adjustments could make the massive distinction.”

The occasion on the college was the kickoff to every week of actions for Earth Week. Whereas the aim was to create the most important chalk mural the faculty had ever created, individuals additionally needed to unfold a message.

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Brandon Mandigo, a scholar at Texas A&M College-Corpus Christi, creates a chalk mural for Earth Day because the college kicks off a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019. (Picture: Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Instances)

“We needed to get a message out to the scholars to set the tone for the week and remind them that all of us dwell on Earth and we must always make sure that we maintain it as a result of there isn’t any Planet B,” stated Grant Kendall, coordinator for the Pupil Volunteer Connection, one of many organizations to placed on the occasion.

Along with the chalk murals, college students additionally painted pots and planted flowers.

On the finish of the day, the Vela kids had a chance to study some good classes, Angelica Vela stated.

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Neighborhood members, college students and college created murals in recognition of Earth Day and as a kickoff to a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Texas A&M College-Corpus Christi. (Picture: Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Instances)

“What’s Earth Day? It’s a chance to study in regards to the Earth and deal with it a bit higher, be higher stewards to our Earth,” she stated.

Rachel Denny Clow is a photographer and videographer who covers the Corpus Christi group. Contact her at rachel.clow@caller.com and observe her on Twitter @callerclow

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Sisters Adelina, 10, clockwise from left, Ariana, 4, and Alessandra Vela, 6, create chalk murals at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for Earth Day as the university kicks off a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019.

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Brandon Mandigo, a student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, creates a chalk mural for Earth Day as the university kicks off a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019.

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Angelica Vela draws an outline of Alessandra Vela, 6, as she creates a chalk mural at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for Earth Day as the university kicks off a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019.

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Community members, students and faculty created murals in recognition as Earth Day and as a kickoff to a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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Ariana Vela, 4, creates a chalk mural at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for Earth Day as the university kicks off a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019.

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Kriti Vashisht, a student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, creates a chalk mural for Earth Day as the university kicks off a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019.

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Susan La Torre, left, an advisor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Sofia Rodriguez, create chalk murals for Earth Day as the university kicks off a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019.

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Students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi paint pots during an event kicking off a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019.

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Elisya Schafer, a student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, paints a pot for Earth Day as the university kicks off a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019.

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Ariana Vela, 4, creates a chalk mural at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for Earth Day as the university kicks off a weeklong Earth Week on Monday, April 22, 2019.

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