On April 22, Browning celebrated Earth Day with a dress down day for all divisions to raise money for a most worthy cause. The School community rose to the occasion and successfully showed its support for the protection of our planet, according to science teacher Emilie Wolf who advises the Green Team at Browning. Both the boys and Ms. Wolf expressed their appreciation: “Thank you for your amazing support today!”
Ms. Wolf’s team of boys orchestrated this event, collecting $3 from each student who “dressed down.” All funds raised will be put toward the implementation of “green actions” around The Browning School. Participants received a Browning Green Team Reusable Bag and the chance to sign the Students Take On Plastic (S.T.O.P.) Pledge initiated by The Town School. This pledge aims to reduce the use of plastic bags and, instead, promote the use of more environmentally-friendly bags. In advance of Earth Day, teachers showed a video documentary focused on this subject.
Other “earth-saving” initiatives at Browning include the implementation of reusable mug lids to reduce trash in the school cafeteria, as well as promoting Instagram’s #bagitnyc effort to decrease plastic pollution on our city streets, as endorsed by The Hewitt School, The Town School and others. The boys and their teachers hope their personal efforts will motivate family and friends to follow suit and do all they can to preserve and protect our wonderful, irreplaceable “Mother Earth.”