“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”This quote by Margaret Mead is exemplified by several educators, staff members and students in local schools, who show that every day can be Earth Day, not just April 22.
These environmental advocates can often be found going through the trash at their schools to make sure recycling hasn’t been tossed in the wrong bins. They educate their fellow students and co-workers about Earth-friendliness, pick up litter, start composting and Green Schools programs, and plant gardens.
Sometimes, all it takes is one person, or a simple act, to begin making a positive difference. For Earth Day, the Post-Record has chosen to feature a few of these people and programs.
Skyridge Middle School
Christened, “The Recycling Princess,” complete with a wand, Skyridge Middle School teacher Ann Hofmann is the go-to person if anyone needs unusual items for a project.
“As you can see, I have way more stuff in here than any one person should have,” she joked, looking around her classroom. “It’s because I hate to throw things away when you can reuse them for something else.”