Celebrating Tu B’Shvat WISE-ly
In addition to our annual Early Childhood ceremony and Elementary School field trip at Camp Alonim, Wise students commemorated this Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish New Year for trees, by planting new trees in front of the library. Their efforts signified the next step in their learning about the role trees play within the global ecosystem.
This planting, conducted by teachers, parents, and students from grades K-6, represents only a small sample of the amazing efforts performed throughout our campus by our Wise Parents Association Sustainability Committee, led by Elise Greenberg. Under Elise’s stewardship, the committee has created various initiatives to green the Wise School Campus, including our peah garden, vegetable and herb gardens, and sustainable centerpieces. To get involved in making great sustainability happen at Wise School, please contact Elise.
Did You Know?
- Trees clean our air. Urban trees and forests are responsible for saving one life per city every year by cleaning pollutants from the air we breathe.
- Trees save us money. Shade trees can reduce air conditioning bills in summer dramatically while adding value to our campus and our homes.
- Trees nourish and protect us. Per acre, trees provide enough oxygen for 18 people a year, while their shade blocks harmful ultraviolet rays.
- Trees teach us. Trees provide a home for wildlife and an instant outdoor classroom.