Acadia Parish students to recognize Earth Day
By Katherine Miller
Many citizens of Acadia Parish will join forces with people around the world in observance of the 40th annual Earth Day.
Each year, Linsey Doise, a teacher at North Crowley Elementary, plans special activities for the event.
“It’s easy for me to remember Earth Day because it falls on my birthday,” Doise said with a laugh.
In preparation for Earth Day, members of the school’s Kids Club painted flower pots and one large planter that will be donated to the school.
Throughout the day, Kids’ Club members will be given a chance to participate in various Earth Day activities between 8 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Students of Ross Head Start will also plant a tree for the occasion.
Founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day was initiated due to the “rising concern about environmental crisis.”
The first event brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform.
Coordinated each year by the nonprofit Earth Day Network, the annual occasion has become “the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than half a billion people every year.”