Earth Week

Activities April 22nd-26th, 2019

Earth day is April 22nd every year and daily school activities that week will highlight key themes to help everyone take care of our environment! The 2019 Challenge is Protect Our SpeciesLearn more here and read the Global Species decline fact sheet

Thanks Student Council for your amazing ideas!

E – Eat a Waste-Free Lunch every day
A – Arts & Crafts w/donated items (use/reuse what you already have!)
R – Recycling Contest
T – Trash Pick-up Day
H – Hike or Bike to school

 

Monday

  • Wear GREEN for Trees, Plants & the Birds that need those habitats
  • Keep turning in old craft/art supplies
  • Start recycling everything you can in your classroom – contest winner chosen Wednesday
  • Start bringing waste free lunches to school. Be entered into a raffle each day this week M-Thur if you have:
    • reusable lunch bag, reusable containers (no plastic baggies, wrappers, etc), reusable utensils (take them home & wash them) and a reusable water bottle (school milk cartons are exempt and it is ok to have a disposable water bottle if the student brings home to recycle it)

Tuesday

  • Wear BLACK and/or YELLOW for Bees & Insects
  • After School Craft Workshop in the Computer Lab 3-3:30 Sign Up here
  • Last day to turn in old craft/art supplies

Wednesday

  • Wear GRAY and/or TAN/BROWN for Giraffes & Elephants
  • Recycling contest winner will be announced

Thursday

  • Wear BLUE or Tropical / Hawaiian shirts for Coral Reefs, Fish, Sea Turtles, Whales, Sharks, & Crustaceans 
  • Trash Pick-up after school 3-3:30  Come help keep the school grounds clean! Latex-free biodegradable gloves will be provided. Participants will meet in the gym before going outside. Sign Up here

Friday

  • Wear ORANGE, BROWN and/or BLACK for Great Apes
  • Hike or Bike to school instead of driving!

 

What Can Kids do to help the Earth?

  • Pack your lunch in a reusable bag with reusable containers, utensils, and water bottles
  • Turn off and unplug electronics you’re not using; turn off your computer at night and turn off lights when you leave a room.
  • Plant a tree or donate a tree through our Canopy Project.
  • Join a local park, river or beach clean-up.
  • Ride your bike or walk to school
  • Stop using disposable plastics, especially single-use plastics like bottles, bags and straws.
  • Recycle paper, plastic and glass.

 

Parents can:

  • Bring reusable bags when you shop including reusable washable produce bags
  • Use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products.
  • Use cloth towels instead of paper ones.
  • Replace inefficient incandescent light bulbs with efficient CFLs or LEDs.
  • Keep your tires properly inflated and get better gas mileage and change your car’s air filter regularly.
  • Donate your old clothes and home goods instead of throwing them out.
  • Change your paper bills to online billing. Read documents online instead of printing them. When you need to use paper, make sure it’s 100% post-consumer recycled paper and print two-sided.

 

Learn more at:

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-tips/

https://www.epa.gov/environmental-topics/greener-living

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