Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Earth Week 2015: Our Turn to Lead!

The Earth Day Network in the United States has given Earth Day and theme of "Our turn to lead". ISKL's Earth Week is currently being considered as a formal partner event for the Earth Day Network, which is a fun added benefit to our week-long set of things to do. 

This year, as usual, the MS is headed out to the "wild" for Malaysia Week during Earth Week. It's a fitting combination of environmental awareness and getting dirty and having fun with it too. 

That leaves the ES and HS to do a more indirect rendition of the Week. The schedule for the week can be found here. It highlights two weekends of outdoor experiences:
  • Saturday, April 18: Farmer's Market & Community Recycling
  • Sunday, April 19: Climbing for Everyone at Batu Caves
  • Saturday, April 25: 
    • Hike to Sungai Pisang waterfall
    • KDE Loop clean up
  • Sunday, April 26: Hike to Kemansah Waterfall (for ES families)
Apart from that, of course, there are a number of on-campus events both at Ampang and Melawati. If you are the parent of an ES student perhaps you'll considering sending some of your son/daughter's outgrown uniforms to the Uniform Swap (on Wednesday and Thursday) to exchange them for ones that fit. Classes are invited to join the ISKL Earth Hour on Tuesday morning as well in support of energy conservation and awareness. Other events include a prep senior trip to FRIM, a number of public service announcements by the Red Hats, HS competitions organized by the Earth Club, a HS photo competition and a mural as well. Lots of great stuff!

Earth Week is largely a celebration of the Earth. As it should be. Of course, with the increasing awareness of it beauty and fragility, and as the theme suggests, it's also a great time for action and conversations at home. After all Earth Day is every day, right?

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