Earth Day is this Thursday, April 22nd, and BCPS has organized a Virtual Earth Day event for schools to get involved. The Green 60 is a contest where students to submit videos or pictures of activities they participated in that promote caring for the Earth, and their school will be awarded points based on those submissions.
To participate, use your BCPS account to upload photos, videos, and/or artwork to the Google Drive here. Don’t forget to Tweet a picture of your Earth Day activity with the hashtag #BCPSGreen60 to @BCPSOutdoorSci, and most especially to @HESCourtard. Hillcrest’s Green School certification is up for renewal next year and participation in BCPSGreen60 is a great way to show our commitment to a green school!
In honor of Earth Day, the PTA Environmental Committee is also encouraging those interested to help the environment and our community by cleaning up litter in neighborhoods, parks, and other areas throughout the rest of April. Trash bags and gloves are available for porch pick-up at 744 Edmondson Ave. and 406 Montrose Ave. If you need supplies and are unable to pick them up, please email and we will get them safely to you!
Please remember to stay safe when cleaning up. Wear your masks and maintain social distancing, wear gloves and wash you hands when you are done, wear high-visibility clothing if you will be near traffic, and never touch anything that may be dangerous (sharp objects, chemicals, etc.).
Don’t forget, when we’re talking about protecting our planet, every little bit helps. There is no Planet B!