Mr. McAlpin Reflects on Earth Day and its History

Science teacher John McAlpin led Monday morning’s chapel and spoke about the recent Earth Day.


He noted to the boys that this was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and that he can still remember the first one in 1970.
 
Mr. McAlpin talked about his days growing up in Elyria, OH. The town had proximity to some major corporations, which provided good jobs for the town, but the cost came in the pollution that followed. This sparked his lifelong interest in the environment. He recalled that he and his friends spent the first Earth Day pulling trash out of a nearby river.
 
Mr. McAlpin closed by stating that he is an unabashed tree hugger and spoke quite eloquently about the benefits of the practice. You can see McAlpin’s talk in the video above.
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