Thursday, October 6, 2011


"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."  -Native American Proverb

Today at Woodglen we turn our attention to respecting the environment.  We need to remember that what we do to the earth today impacts future generations.  We often take for granted the fact that clean drinking water is just steps away in our faucets or water fountains.  We rarely think about the air we breathe in with each breath we take.  We look around us and see the wonders of nature, but often are too busy to stop to appreciate them.

In science classes today, students and teachers will be talking about respect for the environment.  They will discuss our responsibilities to the earth and to future generations.  Students will be writing down ways that they do or plan to be more environmentally conscious.  Their ideas will be written on leaves which will be used to create a tree of ideas that will be posted outside of the guidance office.  The 360 leaves will serve as a reminder of what we can and should be doing each day to preserve what they've been entrusted with in order to pass it on to their children and grandchildren.

In addition, today we kicked off a campaign to save energy.  While one small school in Hunterdon County cannot save the whole world, we can do our part.  Students and staff are undertaking a campaign to turn off the lights and the computers.  We are urging the "last one out" to make sure everything is off.  Hopefully we can make a difference.

Good planets are hard to find ... don't blow it!

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