We celebrate Earth Day
Every spring since 2007 the City of Springfield’s Environmental Services Division has held an Earth Day project for local elementary school students.
Our children are our future and City staff work hard to ensure Springfield stays a safe and fun place to grow up. As family members and parents ourselves, we are passionate about student wellbeing and education. Because several City departments oversee the planning, construction, and maintenance of Springfield’s infrastructure, we know the local environment very well and have a lot we can share with the next generation.
Earth Day is one of our favorite times to introduce young people to the Earth in terms of where we live, and to discover what the Earth and their surrounding environment means to them.
Our Earth Day projects have changed over the years, yet all have engaged students in a meaningful educational activity related to the City of Springfield and to the Earth. Previous activities have included poster contests, a rain barrel painting contest, and a Public Service Announcement for radio.
- We involve as many Springfield students as possible and provide equal opportunities for them all to participate.
- We introduce students to the relationship between their behavior and the health of the land we live on.
- Projects can also create excitement around the City’s important role in environmental maintenance.