Earth Week & Green Level Goes Green


This upcoming Saturday, March 23 marks Earth Day. Earth Day is a celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement while also raising awareness for the need to protect the Earth and its natural resources. Earth Day is a global holiday that is celebrated on the 22nd in the United States and on April 22nd or the day of the Spring Equinox in the rest of the world.

If you are looking to get involved and help protect the Earth, you can participate in activities at Green Level that are hosted by the Environmental Club.

There are activities every day after school, an activity on Tuesday during connectivity, and events during the weekend.

These events hosted by the Environmental club are a part of something called Green Level Goes Green (GLGG). GLGG is an annual tradition  where the Environmental Club hosts sustainable activities after school, hoping to build outreach in the community.

Here is the schedule for this week:

Monday (after-school):  Collage & Poster making

Tuesday (during connectivity club meeting): Letter writing & Finishing posters

Tuesday (after-school): Recycling, Clean-up, and upcycling

Wednesday (after-school): Making seed bombs

Thursday (3:30-5:00): Celebration & Potluck (sign-up here)

Saturday (out-of-school): Earth-day and various other local festivals

If you want to learn more you can join the google classroom with the code av4oghc. In addition, each time you come to an activity you will receive a raffle ticket, and then during the potluck on Thursday, 3 winners will be chosen for the raffle.

In addition to these school activities there are also many other events occurring in the Triangle. On Friday from 5-10 pm at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh you can attend an Earth Day celebration. (more info here). On Saturday in Morrisville there is a celebration at Western Wake Farmers’ Market from 8-12pm. Also on Saturday in Apex there is an event from 12-4pm at Apex Town Campus. And finally on Sunday in Durham you can attend a free Earth Day Festival from 12-5pm.

It is important this Earth Day to try to attend at least one Earth Day event as environmental protection is becoming more and more important. It is important to educate yourself and others about how we can protect the Earth’s natural resources, and be more sustainable in our day-to-day lives. Also follow the environmental club on Instagram @gl.environmentalclub to always stay up to date on their activities and other relevant environment related news, this is an easy way to to stay informed and involved.

Happy Earth Day 2023!