According to an article on the school website Student To Oppose Pollution (STOP) was started in April 1972 by Linda Austin. "The club began as a monthly recycling campaign which collected 11 tons of paper, nine and one-half barrels of flattened cans and 23 barrels of crushed class in its’ first month of operation. Linda continued as advisor of S.T.O.P. until her retirement in 2001."*
The first Earth Day was celebrated on March 21, 1970 in San Francisco & a few other cities. It wasn't until 1990 when it became a global phenomenon under the direction of Denis Hayes & the Earth Day Network http://www.earthday.org/.
|Ron Cobb's 1969 Ecology Symbol^|
Happy Earth Day Anniversary to the students and educators who have made S.T.O.P. an important part of the Greenwich CSD & the entire Greenwich community. Celebrate by bringing your recyclables to Greenwich High School on Saturday, April 21, 2012. For more info see the link below... or check out our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/TownOfGreenwichNy
For information on Roadside Clean-up this weekend in Greenwich, Easton & Argyle, pick up a copy of today's Greenwich Journal and Salem Press.
* http://www.greenwichcsd.org/hswebsite/news.html accessed 4/19/2012
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Attribution: WiscMel at en.wikipedia http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ecology_symbol.png accessed 4/19/2012