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Hehnly Earth Day Celebration in Clark

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Hehnly Recycling Crusaders. Credits: Courtesy of Clark BOE
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Superintendent Ed Grande, Mayor Bonaccorso, Councilmen Pat O’Connor, and Bill Smith, Hehnly teachers, administrators, students and parents gathered at Rotondo’s, one of the meeting places. Credits: Courtesy of Clark BOE
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CLARK, NJ - In celebration of Earth Day, Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School students, teachers, and administrators met with special guests in the early hours before school to prepare for a march to save the planet.   “Well, maybe not the whole planet, but by walking to school the group did cut down on the greenhouse gases typically emitted during the morning’s school rush.  Even this small effort, if replicated elsewhere and repeated, would have a profound impact on our community’s air quality,”   said Hehnly teacher AnnMarie Estevez.

The students were joined by Superintendent Ed Grande, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso, Councilman Pat O’Connor, and Councilman Bill Smith. The group was escorted safely during their walk via traffic control provided by the Clark Police Department.  Upon arriving at school, the Hehnly Recycling Crusaders and Estevez created a bottle cap flower garden to recognize the beauty of used items that otherwise end up in a landfill. 

Estevez was excited as she thanked the children and all the guest that joined the morning's event.   

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