World Environment Day 2015

Today, is World Environment Day (WED). WED is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. WED is the opportunity for everyone to realize the responsibility to care for the Earth and to become agents of change.

"Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

At TYO, we believe that children should take action in their communities and that they can become critical drivers for change. We encourage our students to participate in a variety activities that help protect, maintain and give back to the environment including: trash cleanups, recycling, water conservation, energy conservation and gardening.

TYO students pick up trash at a local park

Two friends make trash bins out of recycled materials

Core Child Program Teacher Haitham teaches a student how to plant a flower at the TYO center

This World Environment Day, what will you be doing to give back? We hope you are inspired to protect earth today and always. It's never too early to learn about protecting the environment.