Glen Arden's Eco-Librarian
Glen Arden's Eco-Librarian
Kids care about the environment at Glen Arden Elementary School!

School librarian Lee Ann Smith, with the help of several Glen Arden teachers and Asheville GreenWorks, started Eco Readers, a club for elementary students who love to read and are interested in caring for the environment.

“They’re leaders in the school about recycling and not throwing stuff away,” Smith said. “We hope they will take that forward into middle and high school, then to adulthood. They will change the world exponentially.”

Ms. Smith received the North Carolina Wildlife Federation Water Conservationist of the Year award earlier this month.

Ms. Smith founded the POWER Action Group to advocate for a clean environment here in Asheville, and Eco Readers brings environmental awareness to the elementary school level. The partnership helps kids make the world a better place, with hands-on activities, science lessons, ecological enrichment, and environmentally themed literature.

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