As you may know, Eastwood is a Green School, so our focus is teaching students about ways they can protect the Earth. Our students may be young but they bring a lot of enthusiasm and passion towards sustaining the environment and the initiatives we have at Eastwood.
All students play a special part at school, whether they recycle, compost, plant flowers and plants, reuse recycled goods, or use reusable water bottles. Everyone has a special role they play and we encourage your family to take a small step this Earth Day to make a difference! Take a look at some of the ideas listed below, give them a try with your family.
- Start recycling, glass, steel cans, aluminum cans, cardboard or newspaper. Many trash companies also offer recycling, if yours doesn't check out what is accepted at local recycle centers.
- Reuse sour cream, cottage cheese, or cool whip containers to store leftovers.
- Use reusable water bottles instead of purchasing bottled water.
- Hang laundry outside to dry in the sun.
- Plan your errands so you can accomplish all or most of them in one trip instead of taking multiple trips in your car.
- Plant a garden in your yard or use flower pots on your patio.
- Plant flowers or wild flowers in your yard, try to incorporate ones bees like.
- Using gloves, pick up litter around your neighborhood.
- Purchase items from the store that practice sustainable farming, rain forest alliance products, etc.
- Skip the straw or use reusable straws when possible.
- Dispose of harmful materials properly.
Anything you do, will help! See what Eastwood staff do at their homes to help the environment and celebrate Earth Day.
Next time you go to the school, you'll notice a new apple tree has been planted thanks to our partner, Mountain State Arborist. Check out this video so you can see it!