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Mr. Eco Visits Batavia
International recording artist, environmentalist, and educator, Mr. Eco, visited John Kennedy Primary School on Tuesday, May 9th for a special performance. Mr. Eco combines Hip Hop music with lyrics that inspire children to be environmentally conscientious.
The event was sponsored by the Building Technologies Division at Siemens and hosted in conjunction with the fourth-grade innovators STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) programing at John Kennedy School and the Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC).
Mr. Eco’s songs emphasize the active role we all have in creating a sustainable culture, decreasing energy usage, increasing recycling, and working to keep communities free of litter. He has performed for over 135,000 children across the United States, Canada, Turkey, South Africa, Colombia, St. Lucia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
“Conveying how important it is to take care of our environment to children at a young age is critically important,” said Christopher Dailey, Superintendent of Batavia City School District. “We want to ensure that our students develop environmentally friendly habits early on, so we are really looking forward to having Mr. Eco teach them in such a fun way. We are also very proud of our fourth-grade innovators program and the STEAM course work they have completed this year, so this will be a natural extension of what these students have been learning.”
Siemens’ sponsorship of the concert is in keeping with its support of student achievement, STEAM and sustainability. “We are excited to honor the students at John Kennedy and the leadership at Batavia City School District for their outstanding accomplishments this year,” said Joseph Peters, Northeast Zone Manager, Siemens’ Building Technologies Division.
“An important component of economic development is mitigating the impact of construction projects and other infrastructure work on the surrounding environment,” said Chris Suozzi, Vice President of Business Development at the Genesee County Economic Development Center. “We need to prepare the future workforce of our county and region to understand this delicate balance so that we can continue growing the economy while protecting the environment.”
For more information about Mr. Eco please visit www.mreco.org.