Presented by the EcoKnights of Vanguard High School
EARTH DAY HAS BEEN MARKED ON APRIL 22, EVERY YEAR SINCE 1970. IN THAT YEAR, STUDENTS GATHERED ATCOLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AROUND THE UNITED STATES TO RAISE AWARENESS OF WIDESPREAD ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION. THIS YOUNG MAN PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENT HELD NEAR PACE UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK.
THE 1970 EVENT WAS ALSO OBSERVED BY THOUSANDS OF The 1970’s eventPRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS. THESE KIDS, FROMTHE CHILDREN OF THE SACRED HEART SCHOOL IN NEW YORK,HELPED CLEAN UP A MONUMENT IN THE CITYS UNION PARK.
CONCEIVED AS A GRASS-ROOTS EVENT, CELEBRATED ON A DAYCHOSEN BECAUSE IT DID NOT CONFLICT WITH HOLIDAYS ORCOLLEGE EXAMS, EARTH DAY HAS EVOLVED INTO A HOLIDAY WITHNO PARTICULAR TRADITIONS OR METHODS OF OBSERVANCE.
More than 20million peopleorganized toprotect the planeton the very firstEarth Day in 1970.What began as a“teach-in” led to anation-wide, coast-to-coastdemonstration forenvironmentalprotection and thelaws that existtoday.
IN 1990, THESE EARTH DAY PARTICIPANTS ORGANIZED ACOLLECTION OF TOXIC HOUSEHOLD WASTE PRODUCTS INTHE PARKING LOT OF A GIANT OIL COMPANYHEADQUARTERS.
PAUL MCCARTNEY AND RINGO STARR APPEAREDAT THIS 1993 LOS ANGELES EARTH DAY CONCERT.
. THIS FIVE-STORY GLOBE WAS CONSTRUCTED IN WASHINGTON TO MARK THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOLIDAY.
THESE ACTIVISTS CREATED COSTUMES OF WASTED CANS FOR ANEARTH DAY EVENT IN SEOUL IN 1996
CHILDREN INKATMANDU,NEPAL TURN OUT FORTHE PLANET IN 2002.
Today wecelebrate EARTHDAY in manydifferent ways allover the world . . .
At Vanguard HighSchool, the“greenest schoolin the land”Earth Day is theday theEcoKnights askyou to THINK….
• Put your plastic bottles in the Plastic Recycling Containers. • Place old papers in the teacher’s paper recycling box.• Start recycling at home and deliver your sorted items toany city or county recycling center.• EcoKnights will recycle your old cellphones and electronics. Bring themto room 04-112
•Commute to school with other students.•Live close by? Walk or bike to school.•Use less paper, write on both sides.•Use a pencil that’s NOT made of plastic.•Ask if you can email your assignment.Log off and shut down the school computer when youare done.Consider eating lower on the food chain-a meatlessMonday!
• Refill water bottles.• Reuse plastic bags.• Give an item that you no longer want to someone who can use it.• Donate unwanted items that are in good condition to a charity.• Give old books and magazines to our local public library.
•Buying products made of the packagingof other products.
Restore a healthy, clean, safe environment for all livingcreatures… •Have your pet spayed or neutered. •Spend some quality time with your pet. •Never chain your dog! •Get involved! Volunteer at a local animal agency. •Consider supporting our Florida endangered species by contacting your congressman and ask for greater protection laws.
• Replenish is to make complete again.• Give something back
I was just a babyon the first EarthDay! I think ourenvironment is agift and we shouldcherish it everyday….Every day isEARTH DAY.Who am I ? Mrs. Stephens
I was a college student on the first Earth Day. Besides attending classes and studying, I was waiting for my soon-to-be husband to return safelyMrs. Clark from Vietnam. Who am I?
I was a Freshman in High School in1970 and a total flower child, soEarth Day was a big deal along withprotesting the war in Vietnam. Who am I? Ms. Morgan
If I told you how old I was in 1970, then you would know Im older than the grass, bushes and trees on campus. So, Ill just tell you that in 1970 I was busy with coloring books and my Barbie dolls, sitting on the brown straw under a big old pine tree in Eastern North Carolina.Mrs. Colley I wish I had cared more about those pine trees. Who am I?
We do You cannot find me ininherit thethe earth guidancefrom our office !ancestors,we Who am I?borrow itfrom ourchildren.~NativeAmericanProverb Mrs. Harris
Only when I went out for a walk and finally concluded tostay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was reallygoing in. - John Muir Preservationist 1838-1914 Who am I surrounded by North Carolina wild flowers? Ms. Fagan
I wasn’t around for Earth Day 1970, but I was a high school junior studying in Montevideo, Uruguay for Earth Day 1994. For Earth Day 2002 I was part AmeriCorps*NCCC and we worked with Denver Mountain Parks Service on a reforestation project outside of Denver Colorado to help repair some of the damage done by the devastating forest fires of 2001. We cleaned up pollution and planted 1500 saplings in 12 hours! Can you guess who I am? Ms. Furphy
I always say: “No, you cannot write on myworksheets.” And “I like trees,” when studentscomplain about me not providing them withprinted copies of my notes.If you are my student, you’ll know these aremy words. Can you guess who I am?Mrs. Prack
I was a senior inhigh school in1970, living inthe country in abeautiful woodedarea.Please save thosetrees byrecycling. Mrs. Van Poppel
As the sun shines, flowers are blooming,bees are buzzing, ants are working,grass is growing, crickets a re chirping, bird s are singing, and the wild winds are whispering softly… “ It’s Earth Day”.Who am I ? Mrs. Gadsden
In 1970, we were not too concerned with our Earth. The place where I worked burned lights day and night, used massive amounts of electricity for power and contributed a lot of garbage to the landfills . . .(Note the vinyl records and massive amounts of paper in thepicture).I am much more concerned with the environment today,encouraging my students to conserve energy and recycle. Who am I ? Mr. Cherry
Earth Day is very important to everyone because it teaches us to "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!" If we dont take care of our Earth, then “bio” could not exist!Mr. Jones Who am I?
The times they were a changin’,The rules they were a breakin’.The young men they were a draftin,’The war in Vietnam was a ragin’.Our planet’s worth a savin’,Zero Population Growth’s amazin’.Planned Parenthood’s now overtaken, Who am I ?Peace talks too long a takin’.None of us will ever be the same! Mr. Minor
Who am I ?I quote the words of anAmerican Indian Proverb:Only when the lasttree has died andthe last river beenpoisoned and thelast fish beencaught will werealize we cannot Mr. Moniganeat money.
I am not anenvironmentalist,I am an EARTH WARRIOR! Who am I ? Mrs. Vazquez
There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.But I run the ship ;) Who am I ? Mrs. Roland