Nettleton High School EAST Honors Mother Earth


Nettleton High School EAST Honors Mother Earth
8/15/2013 4:59:29 PM

Students take part in annual Earth Day event at Arkansas State University.

Nettleton High School EAST students as well as area businesses, organizations and other students participated in the third annual Earth Day celebration on the Arkansas State University campus April 22. 

Each group set up a booth at Thursday's event to showcase how they had been involved in saving our Earth.  Participants were provided "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" bags, and businesses and organizations displayed information about their efforts and gave away prizes.  KAIT8 provided the Barton's Weather Deck for the stage and allowed each group the opportunity for a 5-10 minute presentation. 

EAST students Mary, Brandt, Alecia and Caraline were the presenters for Nettleton High. They shared how they have personally been involved in recycling at our school. For their booth, they had created a display board in Photoshop and printed it on the plotter. The students came away with positive impressions of the event. Mary commented that she liked seeing all the exhibits and loved the event being outside.  Brandt thought the atmosphere was relaxing and welcoming. Alecia and Caraline are looking forward to next year’s event.

Dr. Andrew Novobilski, dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics at ASU, recalled the history of Earth Day, which was started in 1970. Today a billion celebrations are held in 190 countries.  “Jonesboro is fortunate to have business and industry partners that care about the environment,” Dr. Novobilski said. 

A living memorial of Earth Day 2010 included a tree planting on the ASU campus.



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