The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970. The idea was to raise awareness about our role in protecting our natural world.
On Monday 22 April BISU students joined the initiative. The whole week was dedicated to different activities to spread awareness of serious environmental issues – including air pollution, toxic dumps, pesticides and loss of wilderness.
All of Nivki Upper Secondary campus decided to plant trees, bushes and flowers in the campus grounds. Students from Year 5 to Year 11 went outside to be involved and get hands-on to help the environment.
A BISU Garden of 20 raspberry bushes, 2 rose bushes, a lilac bush, many flowers and more than 20 new trees planted in honour of Earth Day 2019!
Note: Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in nearly 192 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world (based on earthday.org).