Sunday, May 2, 2010

Celebrating 40 Years of Earth Day

In observance of Earth Day, the fourth grade students at General Ricardo Sanchez Elementary have been focusing on reducing, reusing, and recycling. Many of the students have become more conscious of their daily actions and the effect they have on our environment. This new understanding has caused the students to establish more Earth-friendly habits. They have included their parents in conservation efforts by encouraging them to use reusable grocery bags, limiting the use of disposable items, and pledging their part to conserve water by fixing water leaks at home. At school, the students have become more aware of the effects of overusing paper, made sure classroom lights are off when not in use, and have been committed to keeping the school grounds clean. Earth Day is a time we remind ourselves that the Earth is precious and we need to take care of it. On April 22, 2010, the student body joined in the national celebration by wearing green shirts, dedicating time for Earth Day awareness activities, and watching “Earth,” a film depicting the beauty of our grand world. Pictured above are General Ricardo Sanchez Elementary fourth grade teachers and students (Submitted by A.B. Villarreal).

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