Earth Day 2016
Northwood Hills Elementary Will Make a Difference!
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22. Events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970 as a day of education, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
Northwood Hills Elementary is extending Earth Day into Earth Week as we try to find ways as individuals and as a school that we can reduce our carbon footprint.
Monday, April 18 - Do the Rot Thing - Lessons on composting.
Tuesday, April 19 - Paperless Day! - Our teachers will do lessons without work that is copied. Journals, books, and other materials are fine.
Wednesday, April 20 - Zero Waste Lunch - Students bring their lunches in reusable containers, cloth napkins, silverware, reusable drink containers (things that can be taken home and washed). Our cafeteria will also try to reduce waste by using reusable trays.
Thursday, April 21 - Lights Out! - Teachers teach without using electricity for the day or part of the day to save energy. Hopefully it will be a sunny day!
Friday, April 22 - Reflections Day! - Students and staff reflect on ways they can reduce, reuse and recycle. Our teaching garden is a perfect place to make pledges, brainstorm and share ideas, etc.