Blueggs Newsletter April 2019
Today, more than 1 billion people around the world are expected to celebrate Earth Day. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, after a devastating oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA, that killed thousands of species brought environmental degradation to the forefront of public consciousness. This year's Earth Day theme is "Protect Our Species" and focuses on helping endangered and threatened species. As many as 26,000 species are threatened with extinction in the world because people have changed their habitats, and they lost their homes.
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Blueggs Environmental Education is hosting the first annual "Warrick County School Supply Recycling Challenge" at John H. Castle Elementary School and Chandler Elementary School between May 16 and 22, 2019. In the challenge, school children will be encouraged to donate/recycle their used school supplies. In partnership with the Gold Is Good Foundation, the collected school supplies will be cleaned and sorted by our volunteers and used to help children in need in Warrick County. We also donate some school supplies to Develop Africa, a non-profit organization based in Tennessee, to help children in Africa.
Recycling Efforts at Castle Elementary & Chandler Elementary School
John H. Castle Elementary School has been promoting the recycling of plastic bottles, metals & papers.
They also actively recycle cans and cardboard boxes from the kitchen.
Thank you Castle Elementary School for creating opportunities for the children to become agents of positive change in our community!
Chandler Elementary School has many recycling programs to help our community and protect the environment.
Each classroom has a paper recycling bin, and the children are responsible for emptying the bin.
They collect papers and print again on the other side to reduce paper waste.
They also collect and donate bottle caps for parks to have benches and participate in Crayola ColorCycle to recycle their markers. When I visited, they had a table for musical instruments made by children with recycled materials! There were many unique and creative instruments!
Thank you Chandler Elementary School for making a positive impact for children and our community!
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Think Environment in Math 2019
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BLUEGGS NEWSLETTER April 2019
Blueeggs Environmental Education Ltd. is a non-profit a 501(c)(3) organization based in Evansville, Indiana.
It is our mission is to increase children’s knowledge on environmental issues
while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills in Southwest Indiana.