Immediate Release Contact: Collin Nash or Justin Meyers
May 30, 2008 (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead Awards Earth Day Participants
Port Washington, NY — North Hempstead marked the end of the Town’s annual month-long Earth Day celebration by honoring the winners of the 2008 Earth Day School Outreach Program at Harbor Links Clubhouse, May 20th and May 21st. Over five hundred residents gathered to congratulate the winners for volunteering to pick up trash and clear debris from their local schools and communities. North Hempstead’s School Outreach Program aims to build a working relationship between local government and schools by offering opportunities and solutions on improving the environment to educators and students.
“North Hempstead continues to partner with local schools to inspire and educate our youth on the importance of preserving and protecting our environment,” said Supervisor Jon Kaiman. “I commend all participants in the Town’s annual month-long Earth Day celebration and congratulate all the winners of the ‘2008 Keeping it Green!’ School Outreach Program.”
The winning students ranged in age from Kindergarten through High School and were each presented with a certificate and a juvenile pine tree to plant in honor of their commitment to environmental stewardship. Over the last two months the environmental outreach team has visited many schools throughout the Town, educating young people about how they can help take care of the earth.
North Hempstead’s new information page for educators about Earth Day initiatives, that includes lesson plans, t-shirt design and letter writing contests, is available by clicking on the “Teachers’ Corner” link at www.northhempsteadny.gov. For more information on North Hempstead’s Environmental Outreach Program, please call 311.
Councilman Fred Pollack, Councilwoman Maria-Christina Poons, Town Clerk Leslie Gross and Supervisor Jon Kaiman with students of Sousa Elementary School in Port Washington.
North Hempstead’s Receiver of Taxes Rocco Iannarelli and Councilman Robert Troiano congratulate students from Drexel Ave School.
North Hempstead’s Receiver of Taxes Rocco Iannarelli, Councilwoman Lee Seeman, Town Clerk Leslie Gross and Councilman Robert Troiano with the winner of the 2008 Earth Day T-Shirt Design Contest, Sana Maryat.