Suffield Academy’s Earth Day 2012

In the past TREE and the sponsors of Earth Day celebrated the fourth R (rethink), of the Four Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink. http://placebaselearning.wikispaces.com/ Earth Day activities encourage community members to be mindful of daily habits and the footprint we are creating every day. In that spirit, we want to introduce another R for Earth Day 2012—Refuse! Refuse certain products or plastic accessories because they impact our local or our global environment negatively. Remember, anything that lands on the ground gets into our water. This video from Kyle Theirmann, who is a 21-year-old pro surfer who started Surfing for Change, captures some key players in the environment movement, such as Annie Leonard, who previously launch our Earth Day celebration with her video, Story of Stuff. Kyle’s video and work show how young people are the solution! He is a role model for 21st century thinking. On behalf of the Suffield Earth Day team, have a great afternoon. Note: Kyle was the recipient of the Peter Benchley Blue Vision Youth Award. For more on this year’s Earth Day theme, Environmental Justice, read here: http://www.wbur.org/npr/151142680/wasting-away-an-earth-day-look-at-living-among-garbage And here: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/

Advertisements

About bsullivan35

I am an English teacher working with great students at an independent school in Ct.
This entry was posted in 21st Century Skills and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Suffield Academy’s Earth Day 2012

  1. Being mindful of your breath leads to conscious living; therefore, one can not leave a room with the lights on, nor could they allow the water to flow for too long while shaving or brushing. Now that we are aware of what makes a difference with our beautiful but frail Mother, not doing the simple things works against our spiritual energy. May we all remain conscious and be mindful, Mom is always watching! Patrick “Shanny” Shanahan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s