Beaufort celebrates Earth Day

Third annual Earth Day event at Habersham
On Friday, April 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. celebrate Earth Day. at the Habersham Marketplace. This family friendly event is designed to educate the community on options for a greener way of living. The Habersham Green Committee is proud to host the second annual art show “Up-Cycled Art in Downtown Habersham” which will feature art exhibits by both youths and adults. The winners will be recognized and awarded during the festival.  There will be fun and educational children’s activities throughout the marketplace. Meet local farmers and sample their goods while listening to live music. Various “green” groups, organizations and exhibitors will showcase their products and services.

Earth Day Celebration at Habitat ReStore
LowCountry Habitat for Humanity ReStore will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 21, with a variety of earth-friendly activities for the whole family.  The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ReStore, located at 612 Parris Island Gateway in Beaufort.
Great bargains can be found at the Plant Sale and at the Book Sale. A Kids Craft Corner will help children learn that it is never too soon to develop a “green” attitude. The highlight will be a silent auction of Recycled Art created by prominent local artists.
All proceeds from Earth Day will help provide materials to build another LowCountry Habitat for Humanity home with a local family. Contact the ReStore at 843-525-0055 for more information.

Students describe what Earth Day means to them

By Tess Malijenovsky

Coosa Elementary tries to get the message out that “every day is Earth Day.” This is the second year that Coosa has been working with Home Depot to plant a flower bed in front of the school. On April 10 at 8:30 a.m., Ms. Boulware’s second grade class had a few things to say about Earth Day:

Ms. Boulware’s second grade class at Coosa Elementary had a few things to say about Earth Day. (Back, left to right) April, Jeremiah, Marcus, Thomas, Will, Leila, Lizzie, Ashlynne; (Front, left to right) Kaden, Bryce, Kausar, Annabelle, Ethan, Xander, Olivia and Camille.

Leila: “Earth Day is when you, like, help the planet.  You plant flowers that produce oxygen.  You save the Earth from pollution.”
Olivia: “Just go on Starfall.com and there is a game that tells you when it is.  It is a special day to celebrate the Earth because it has done special things for you.”
Lizzie: “It is when you have to take care of the Earth and there is no trash.”
Bryce:  “I celebrate it but I can never remember exactly what it is. Wait … I know … it is when you plant trees and other plants.  You also pick up trash.”
Jeremiah:  “Earth Day is about the Earth and keeping it clean and taking care of it.”
Will:  “It’s about the Earth and the environment.”
Camille: “It is about saving the Earth.”
Ashlynne:  “Earth Day is supposed to have no trash on the ground and help animals, trees and plants.”
Kausar: “It’s for helping the Earth, cleaning up the trash in the river and water.  We grow new trees and plants.”
Marcus:  “Earth Day is a time to pick up trash so the Earth can be healthy.”
Thomas: “Whenever trash goes in the water, people clean it up so the turtles won’t die.  Turtles think plastic bags are jellyfish. At recess when trash blows out of the trash, we can pick it up.  It helps trees grow.”
Xander:  “It is like you gotta pick up and throw everything away and recycle things. You throw everything away and keep the world clean.”

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