Big-Little Eco-Carnival Teaches Kids Green-Friendly Ideas (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 12:31 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- Kids spent Saturday afternoon having fun while learning how to "Go Green" at the same time at the Big Brothers, Big Sisters "Big-Little Eco-Carnival".

The event, sponsored by Coca-Cola and Kohl's, hosted more than 300 Big Brothers, Big Sisters and their Littles. The focus of the event was to educate attendees about green-friendly ideas that can make a big difference in protecting our environment.

"It started out as a basic Easter egg hunt, well it kind of grew," said Shelly Schwab, Director of Development for Big Brothers, Big Sisters. "Kohls came in and said you know what, Earth day is right around the corner, can we do an event where we teach the kids about recycling, about conserving energy, about the earth and how we can maintain and save and become sustainable."

The carnival featured games, face painting, gardening booths and each attendee was given an eco-friendly tote and a personal rain or vegetable started plant.

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