Please visit the school garden with your student to look at all of the beautiful rocks painted by our K-5 students! They help to make the garden an even more cheerful and special place.
As part of the Spirituality Program, students were asked to join with their families in practicing wisdom and good judgement by taking care of the Environment.
20 Simple Things to Do…
- Spend time in nature, and marvel at God’s creation! Notice the trees, leaves, flowers, mountains, beaches, and oceans. Thank God for these beautiful and useful things that help us to live. Spending time in nature will help you learn to appreciate and respect the Earth.
- Plant a tree (trees and plants help to absorb the carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere).
- Plant native plants and flowers. The animals and insects in our area can use these for food, water, and shelter.
- Make a hummingbird feeder and a bird feeder for your yard.
- Plant a garden at home.
- Drive your car less. Try taking public transportation, carpooling, walking or riding bikes to where you need to go.
- Have your bills sent electronically instead of through the mail.
- Try using less heat and air conditioning. (Saves electricity.)
- Close doors when you go inside or outside and the air/heat is on.
- Turn off lights when you’re not using them.
- Unplug appliances (toaster, TV, copier) when you’re not using them. They use energy when they are plugged in (even if they are not “on”).
- Save Water (take shorter showers, only wash full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher, turn off water when you are washing dishes and brushing your teeth).
- Use less plastic. Use recyclable water bottles, shopping bags, and lunch containers.
- Re-use and recycle. The earth can’t keep up with all of our garbage.
- Donate clothes and toys when you’re done with them.
- Recycle old batteries and electronics. (These are dangerous if we throw them in the trash so we need to dispose of them properly.)
- Eat more fruits and vegetables! Fruit and vegetables create less pollution and use less water than meat.
- Start a compost bin at your house or school (our school garden has one!)
- Clean up trash. Help keep the environment clean so plants and animals can thrive.
- Volunteer with your family to help clean up the beach, a hiking trail, a river, or a park.