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The Suburbanite
  • Thinking about Earth 365 days a year

  • It’s important to recognize how our everyday activities impact the Earth. That’s according to several readers who say they are much more environmentally conscious today than they were five years ago. Earth Day, you say, should be an everyday occurrence — not just on April 22.

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  • It’s important to recognize how our everyday activities impact the Earth. That’s according to several readers who say they are much more environmentally conscious today than they were five years ago. Earth Day, you say, should be an everyday occurrence — not just on April 22. “When you look around your everyday world, your everyday Canton, there is nothing that has been there, undisturbed, for 10,000 years,” said Richard Shannon of Canton, asking folks to treasure the unique plant life we have left.
    Myers Lake
    Peat fen at Myers Lake. “What is left could be an extraordinary educational asset for students and adults,” said Richard Shannon of Canton. “It could be quite a treasure, but... you can see attempts to destroy what is left.”
    Greentown Elementary Girl Scouts
    Greentown Elementary Girl Scout Troop 533 transformed used Girl Scout cookie boxes into colorful bookmarks that they decorated with ribbon, markers and catchy Earth Day and recycling phrases. Together, the girls made more than 325 bookmarks that were distributed at Books-A-Million and the North Canton Public Library on Earth Day. Pictured here are: (front row) Cierra Walsh and Mary Morgan; (back row) Mallory Rhodes, Meghan Turner, Brooke Stout, Calyssa Townsend and Danalee Sisson.
    Canton Country Day School
    Earth Day activities at Canton Country Day School included middle school students teaming up with younger students to make newspaper seed pots for planting vegetable seeds and flower seeds. Pictured are: (from left) Megan Mader; Brian Bortz, science teacher; and Arabella Kell.
    The students at Canton Country Day School will continue to learn about their environment with a new vegetable garden program. Pictured here is a finished Earth Day project.
    Lions club bench
    The Jackson Township Lions Club presented $1,500 to the Jackson Township Parks Department recently for the installation of a park bench and decorative trees in the township’s North Park. International Lions Clubs President Wing-Kun Tam challenged Lions around the world to plant 1 million trees, said the Jackson Township Lions Club’s project coordinator, Ralph Manning.
    Water warrior
    GSV Design Group Salon in Plain Township is raising money to benefit The Sierra Club’s Ohio chapter. The salon’s campaign: clean water. “We even competed in a recycled dress competition with other AVEDA salons in Northeast Ohio,” wrote Angi DeMatteis, the salon’s retail manager, adding GSV’s goal is to raise $2,400 by month’s end. Pictured here is the “Water Warrior” dress made of 100 percent recycled materials, such as packaging paper, shampoo bottles and caps.

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