UNION — We can all do our part to respect and preserve our environment, and fourth grade students from Monarch Elementary School will learn that lesson first hand when they celebrate Earth Day April 22 at Piedmont Physic Garden (PPG).
Union native Alston Flynn Lippert and Sheriff David Taylor will lead the program, geared toward awareness of contributions we can all make. Alston is a PPG board member and has a PhD in Economics from the University of South Carolina where she serves as an adjunct faculty member.
PPG will host approximately 80 students for Earth Day, and Lippert will educate them on recycling and “being responsible consumers” by cultivating environmentally friendly habits into their daily activities. “Some plastics take 400 to 500 years to decompose,” Lippert said. “We can all do our part by making items last longer, recycling and using less.”
Sheriff Taylor will discuss litter control and “Keeping America Beautiful.” He was recently honored with an award from the SC Litter Control Association for his dedication and his department’s assistance in the enforcement of illegal dumping of litter in the Upstate Region.
About Earth Day
Earth Day was founded 46 years ago by Sen. Gaylord Nelson to promote ecology and respect for the planet through awareness of growing problems of air, water and soil pollution.
The Piedmont Physic Garden is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Our mission is to exhibit and promote the medicinal, economic, cultural and environmental importance of plants to the people of Union County and the surrounding Piedmont region of South Carolina.
This story was submitted by the Piedmont Physic Garden