The 4th grade class at Drummond Elementary recently became the environmentalists to look out for in the future. With Lake Michigan within driving distance and city parks at their back door, these kids have seen the effects littering and pollution have taken on natural resources. They wanted to take action and make a difference.
And they did.
For Earth Month in April, these 4th graders created, designed , printed, and distributed a newsletter for the school’s community and network. They call it their “Green Tips” sheet and it includes quick and easy ways to use less energy, promote pollution reduction and use the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). Their goal was to communicate how important it was to keep the world clean and green. As a bunch of 4th graders put it, “It’s our planet too!”
These are some savvy 4th graders. Can’t wait to see what they do when they grow up.
Yvonne Gonzalez recently finished an internship with the Air and Radiation Division in Chicago. She currently works at EPA in Washington, DC in the Chemicals Control Division.
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