Friends of the Planet Club Recognizes Earth Day


Every year on April 22nd, the world recognizes Earth Day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first held in 1970 and now 1 billion people in over 193 countries take part in Earth Day.

We have our very own group of environmental allies here at Alden High School in the Friends of the Planet club.

Friends of the Planet has 10 members who do everything they can to make the environment safe and healthy. They focus on using reusable plastics and saving energy.

Beginning on May 1, the club will sell plants to the community that the members of Friends of the Planet grew themselves. All of the plants are potted in recycled containers donated by teachers across the district. The types of plants vary from houseplants to broccoli and basil. There’s a plant for everyone! If you’d like to purchase one, please keep your eyes open for the form which will be released as soon as possible by the club advisor, Mrs. Bushway.

Earth Day is important to our school and community because it spreads awareness about the resources our Earth provides for us. This year’s Earth Day theme is “Restore our Earth.” There are so many ways you can participate this year. Shop wisely, recycle, conserve water, volunteer for cleanups around Alden and reuse and conserve everyday items around your house.

Always remember that protecting our Earth starts with you.