Friday, April 29, 2011

Earth Day!

A little bit of history:
What is Earth Day? Earth Day was created by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970 to create awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.
Why April 22nd? Senator Nelson chose this date to get as much participation as possible from college students. He thought that the week of April 19–25 was the best week as it did not fall during exams or spring breaks. Moreover, it did not conflict with any religious holidays such as Easter, and was late enough in spring to have nice weather that would lend itself to doing outdoorsy, environment-related activities.
Earth Day at LSI:
As part of our Volunteer Program, each LSI campus planned an Earth Day Activity to promote recycling and more conscious decision-making to save natural resources and support sustainability.
Each School had a group of student, teacher and staff volunteers willing to help with their school’s Earth Day project.


LSI Alhambra went to the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena. They cleaned up the park and since Earth Day was two days before Easter this year, they went on an Easter egg hunt, played some games, and had some yummy lunch!

LSI Downtown went to Wilshire Boulevard, turned into trash-bag-caped superheroes, and cleaned up the streets of Koreatown. Once they had exhausted their super powers, they returned to the school to celebrate and regain their strength by eating some environmentally-friendly pizza.  

LSI Orange County went to Placentia Avenue and cleaned up the streets.
Afterwards, they came back to the School and enjoyed some pizzas and sodas
to end the day on a tasty note!

LSI Torrance from 4/18-4/22 students and teachers put their thumbprints on a "tree" as a symbolic pledge to do small things in their daily lives to help the Earth. Also, boxes were placed around the school to collect recyclable bottles and cans.

Thank you everybody for doing your part to protect Mother Earth!!!!

For more information about activities at all LSI locations, please visit

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