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Residents sweep up Jubilee Park


This Earth Day residents in the Jubilee Park community were invited to participate in the 2nd annual  Let’s make Jubilee Sparkle event.  “The goal was to clean up two streets, but in the long run we hope to teach the children that hard work does pay off for a cleaner, healthier, and better future” said long time Jubilee Park residents Rolando and Angie Lozano.

“Earth Day is a time to celebrate and create new visions for the future said Mr. and Mrs. Lozano so, we used Earth Day to promote the use of reusable shopping bags and educate residents about the value and importance of historic buildings like O.M. Roberts Elementary (the school is scheduled for demolition in the year 2012 by D.I.S.D.).   Mr. Lozano was employed at O.M. Roberts for many years and is heartbroken to know the school and community will be destroyed.   "Earth day is not just about appreciating the environment, it's about preserving it as well. Earth Day is a good day to visit a historical school and consider all that it stands for.” said Mr. Lozano.    Residents distributed free reusable shopping bags, Jubilee Park’s very own comic book along with other StopDISD goodies like the unique silicone bracelets debossed with a “Unite 4 Preservation” message hoping to encourage preservation of their school and neighborhood.

Many people made commitments to help improve the environment this Earth Day (Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Refurbish) let's hold on to the true meaning of the holiday and capture its spirit to make it part of our lives, long after we've turned April's page on the calendar. 

The Jubilee Park residents are hopeful that the Dallas I.S.D. Board members will also want to take the "Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Refurbish" approach in preserving not only the newly renovated O.M. Roberts School, but their beloved community as well.

You can make a difference. There must be a balance between development and preservation.  Contact you DISD Board member and let them know how you feel.

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