“Hello, my name is Spectro the Spark! I’m going to tell you how you can save me, and electricity!”
Thus began yesterday’s Earth Day PSA (public service announcement) from fourth and fifth grade Chesnut Changers, Adams Hollis and Akeem Smith.
Their group was one of four that formed at a recent 4th/5th Grade Ecology Club meeting, to create announcements about environmentally-friendly actions their peers could take.
After examining their own earth-friendly practices, the students chose three main subjects to promote: conserving electricity, biking and growing your own food. This week, in support of Earth Day (April 22), several students performed their advertisements over the morning announcements. Special thanks to Ecology Club Teacher Sponsor Ms. Griffin for helping these students step into the spotlight.
“Save the Spark” by Akeem Smith, Adams Hollis and Audrey Mothershed
Hello, my name is Spectro the Spark! I’m going to tell you how you can save me and electricity! First, you can turn off appliances when you’re not using them, such as a tablet or TV. Second, you can replace your light bulbs with the energy efficient ones or use solar panels. Third and finally, you can turn off the lights when you are not using them. These were a few ideas of how you can save me and electricity.
Bike Riding PSAs by Madison Wright, Courtney Butler, Sarah Lewallyn and Ryleigh Hixon
#2: Student A: (SIGH) I wish I had a fun and healthy way to get to school. Student B: Well, biking is one way! Biking helps the environment and it’s fun. Maybe you’d like to bike with a buddy. This is a healthy way to help the environment and have fun with your friend. Biking to school can help everyone and yourself have a healthy lifestyle. Student A: Thanks, I’ll try it tomorrow!
AT-HOME ACTION: Go through the Chesnut Changers Sustainability Checklist as a family, and take your own Sustainability Pledge.