Pennies From Heaven
Students participate in different projects each year during Earth Week to raise awareness of the environment and the world around them. The week's activities culminate with a beautiful outdoor mass at the Shrine in celebration of our earth and its resources. Environmental Awareness
The entire student body has participated in an "Earth Walk" around Chaminade Drive.
Students have saved energy on one of the days of Earth Week by turning off all electricity. Many classes were held outdoors on blankets and picnic tables.
Students have raised money to donate to Heifer International to buy farm animals for needy families around the world.
Students have sold energy-efficient light bulbs and used the profits to buy trees in the forests (American Forest Association).
Students have raised money by reading books and donating the profits to purchase acres of land in the rainforest. The elementary school hallways were turned into a simulated rainforest!
Students created life-size animal paintings which were photographed and displayed on t-shirts. The t-shirts were sold and the monies were donated to assist with specific environmental issues such as the Everglades, the Lighthouses, and endangered animals. The governor of the state of Florida visited Nativity and spoke to the students about the environment. (He also purchased a t-shirt!)