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West Elementary students gear up for Earth Day

 


Earth Day first began on April 22, 1970, and each year the day reminds us to be good to the earth through ongoing projects. West Elementary’s Student Council has been hard at work brainstorming ideas to celebrate the day.

The Earth Day Committee is made up of four students who are part of West Elementary’s Student Council. Meghana Nakkanti, Elsa Highby, Rylie Wright and Anshu Giliyaru were the four students put in charge of generating ideas that would teach their fellow students the importance of Earth Day.

Nakkanti said the idea of the Earth Day events were born from an event that occurred during lunch one day.

“Anshu was tearing the crust off of his bread and I started to think of all of the food that was wasted in America,” Nakkanti said. “And because of that, we wanted to do something that helped the environment.”

Nakkanti said Earth Day is the one day where people all over the world come together to help protect and learn about the environment. “Whether it’s by planting trees, cleaning up the city or making better decisions about the environment,” she said.

Students will be planting a rainbow garden in front of West Elementary as well as cleaning up the school’s campus.

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