Make Earth Day a Tradition
What is your family, classroom, school doing to help the Earth? Let us know!
When you’re in a brand new school, you get a chance to make traditions that continue for decades to come. That’s exactly what kids at Severance Middle School (SMS) in Coloardo are doing, building Earth Day traditions for future students.
Kids at SMS are doing something simple, yet amazing. They are celebrating Earth Day by forming a gardening and a recycling group. Both groups are only two meetings into their new projects, but they are already working hard to achieve their goals.
“We just had an announcement on the intercom about recycling,” Austin Ferrell, 14, told me.
Daniel Vargas, 13, explained how they built recycling bins for the school from discarded cardboard.
“We had to get cardboard out of the dumpster," he said.
When I went to talk to the gardening group, I was amazed to see the number of students involved. They met in the gym in multiple groups. Then we all went outside into the freezing wind to scout out places to plant gardens and trees.
I asked Connor Lowndes, 13, if he knew what they were planting yet.
“I know we’re planting trees that will grow well with not a lot of water," he said. "They need to grow over the summer when we’re not here.”
I also talked to Principal Jay Tapia about his opinion of Earth Day.
“It’s an opportunity to teach people about the importance of the environment,” he said. “It’s just a great time to celebrate all of the natural resources that we have and the beauty of the Earth.”
What is your family, class, or school doing for Earth Day? Use the comment section below to send us your Earth Day stories or tips!
PHOTO: From left, Noah Landis, Tucker Wright, Tiger Browder, and Daniel Kraus show off their recycling signs for a school project. (Photo Courtesy Topanga McBride)