Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. The first Earth Day was observed in 1970 and its purpose is for people to show their support for environmental protection. This year, TIS students showed their support for our planet in many different ways. They recycled various materials daily. In just one morning TIS students collected more than 450 plastic bottles! Teachers and students also competed in reducing energy usage by tallying which classroom remembered to turn off lights.
On Wednesday many students walked to school, knowing that vehicle emissions are harmful to our environment. Most importantly, all primary classrooms planted seeds. Students understand the need for keeping clean, green areas on Earth. The celebration culminated in a primary school assembly and ECA/PS outdoor activities all revolving around recycling, reducing and reusing. Earth Day week is a great opportunity for our community to come together for a great cause. Our local police helped keep us safe crossing the streets on Wednesday on our way to school, the PFA generously donated watermelon for the outdoor celebration and students, parents, faculty, and staff worked together to have a positive impact in raising environmental awareness in our community.