We hope everyone has found a way to celebrate the 43rd annual Earth Day! Here are how some of our teams are celebrating the day in their schools and communities:
- GFW: The GFW YES! team is kicking off their Earth Week on Earth Day and will spend the week implementing environmental activities for students in all three of the school buildings in their district.
- Rocori: The Rocori YES! team participated in the Earth Day Expo at St. Cloud State University
where they collected used sneakers for the GreenSneakers Eco Challenge. They have also been collecting sneakers from members of their school and community and will continue to do so until the end of the day today.
- Sleepy Eye: The Sleepy Eye YES! team is putting on Earth Week activities, which will emphasize educating students in grades 7-12.
- Springfield: The Springfield YES! Team members wanted to bring attention to the amount of energy that is used during the school day. They decided to ask teachers to turn off their lights during one class period on Earth Day. Students will be encouraged to wear black to school today, bringing attention to their project. The first 90 students to arrive at school in black on Black Out Day will receive a YES! water bottle with an energy message inside. The students will then calculate how much energy was saved during the Black Out.