by: Luke Shevchik
Science teacher Mrs. Rachel Sassani. Photo by: Luke Shevchik
Earth Day, which is celebrated every year on April 22nd, is an opportunity to reflect on the ways in which humans can contribute to the well-being of the planet.
This year, as the calendar approaches Earth Day in 2023, it is more important than ever to raise awareness about environmental issues and protect the planet.
From consuming natural resources to how to dispose of waste, citizens of the earth can have a profound impact on the planet’s health.
“I think it’s important to have Earth Day,” sophomore Kayla Ramer said. “It helps support environmental awareness and informs younger generations on the importance of this day.”
As the world continues to see the devastating effects of global warming, from rising sea levels to extreme weather events, the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to a safer economy is crucial.
By raising awareness about these issues, people can be encouraged to take steps to help the planet every day by making the health of the planet a priority in daily life.
“I believe that earth day activities like planting trees shouldn’t be resourced to one day,” senior Zach Rush said. “Consistently trying to reduce your carbon footprint should be the goal. It is our responsibility to pick up the pieces from the previous generations.”
The health of this planet is linked to the wellness of all living creatures, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.
By protecting the environment, it can help ensure a healthier future for humanity and all the other species that call earth home.
“Earth day is a good reminder that every day there are things we can do to enjoy and protect nature,” earth and space science teacher Mrs. Rachel Sassani said.