Students, faculty and staff across all three divisions united last week to celebrate “Earth Week.” Earth Day was celebrated around the world on Friday, 22 April, and students participated in a variety of activities in the preceding four days.
The cafeteria supported the cause with a 'meatless Monday,' and on ‘choose-to-use-less Tuesday’ students and staff were encouraged to make more conscious efforts to recycle paper and plastic. Members of the community swapped their cars for their trainers on ‘walk-to-school Wednesday,’ and on ‘thoughtful Thursday’ students created pledges to hang on the ‘Eco-pledge Tree’ on display in the School Center Foyer.
The tree was set up by Ms. Raza ’93 and the Grade 7 service learning class. On Friday it was unveiled, showing off a multitude of colorful, decorated leaves, each bearing its own personal pledge to help make the world a better place.
“I will use less paper to allow trees to live longer!”
“I will buy less stuff. For everything I buy, I will give something else away.”
“I will turn the tap off when I brush my teeth.”
“I promise that I will not use a car, taxi or bus unless I have to go somewhere far."
Keep up the good work, ASL!