Ewing Public Schools Celebrate Earth Day in a BIG Way!
At Fisher Middle School Mrs. DeBaun's, Ms. Fitzgerald's, and Ms. Cohen's classes joined up to celebrate Earth Day 2019. Their classes turned off the classroom lights and had class in the lobby area to conserve energy and decrease their greenhouse gas use. Throughout the day, students participated in "How Green is Our School?" activities by working together to think of ways our school and community could help the Earth. Just a few of their ideas included:
Riding bikes and carpooling to school.
Switching to reusable trays and flatware in the cafeteria.
Planting edible gardens and composting.
Having reminders to turn off light switches and unplug appliances when not in use.
Creating ways for the community to donate unused items and supplies, rather than buying new items.
Using more natural light in the classrooms.
Teams created posters (on recycled paper, of course) to display their ideas and encourage others to help out. At the end of the day, the students left with their own basil plant in a biodegradable pot to grow at home.