Maharishi School students, grades 1-12, as a part of Earth Day weekend activities and Alliant Energy's "Hometown Rewards Program," planted 34 trees on the school grounds.
"On Monday, April 16, Emily Swihart of 'Trees Forever,' and Scott Timm, Fairfield’s Sustainability Coordinator, gave a presentation to our enthusiastic Middle and Upper School students, as well as our 5/6 graders, and explained how trees impact energy usage," the weekly Maharishi School newsletter stated on Friday. The program is part of Alliant Energy's program to provide funds "to plant trees to help with energy efficiency, biodiversity, and carbon off-setting."
On a cool and overcast day, students in all grades, 1-12, were divided into seventeen groups, the younger students assisting while the older students provided leadership. Digging holes, planting, watering, and mulching the trees were the tasks of each group. Trees were planted at the Nature Explore Classroom, the parking meridian loop at the school's east entrance, edging the schools soccer and PE field, at the upper playground on the hill above the soccer field, and near the student parking lot.
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