Westwind students Earth Day art class
Published: Apr 19, 2021

On April 22, 1970, millions of people across the United States took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. Earth Day is now a global event each year, with more than 1 billion people in 192 countries taking part.

This year’s theme is ‘Restore Our Earth’, and schools across the district are organizing various activities to make a difference. A few examples happening in schools include:

  • Nature walks at local parks.
  • Designing and making Earth Day buttons.
  • Making videos on how to help the planet.
  • Designing Earth Day posters with a focus on Richmond.
  • Hosting virtual assemblies to recognize and celebrate the Earth Day.