Students from the North High School Environmental Club think Earth Day is a big deal, and want to bring awareness of environmental concerns to the attention of their peers. They will celebrate ECO Week at their high school, with activities focused on recycling, ecology awareness, and ways we can all support the environment.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the club members will hold a plant sale selling succulents planted in handmade pots by North High’s Art Club, raffle, and plastic bag collection during all three lunch periods. Some of the plants for sale were seeded and planted in North High School’s green house, the others were purchased from Baker’s Garden & Gift using club funds. As students purchase their plant, they may drop off used plastic bags and enter their name into a raffle to enter to win an Environmental Club sweatshirt. A portion of the funds raised from the raffle and plant sale will be used for a school garden and elementary outreach.
Additionally, the club members will go to visit Washington Elementary School fourth graders on Thursday, April 25 from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to teach a short science lesson and to plant succulents in clay pots.
Earth Day is the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people from more than 190 countries every year. In recent years, Earth Day emphasis is placed on global warming issues and clean energy sources. For more information about Earth Day and its history, visit www.earthday.org.