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REI Shares 100 Books to Recognize Earth Day

In recognition of Earth Day, REI Engineering, Inc. (REI) is distributing books to Marathon County area students. REI is giving away 100 books to classrooms in the community to encourage students to Read, Educate, and Ignite action to help in sustaining our environment. To accomplish this goal, REI is asking its team members to deliver books to classrooms/school libraries in the community. Students at schools including Newman Catholic Schools, Riverside Elementary School, Rothschild Elementary, Athens High School, Marathon Area Elementary School, Rosholt Elementary School, Mosinee Schools, Trinity Lutheran School and local daycares will benefit from receiving REI’s gift.

"Small gestures can make a large impact,” says REI president Jeny Nieuwenhuis. "The books we are sharing with local students are a token to open up the conversation about Earth Day. Earth Day doesn’t have to be about solving environmental crises, but it can serve as a reminder that we can make practical adjustments that have a greater impact on the shaping of our community.”

Earth Day is a worldwide rally for environmental protection. Every department at REI including survey, civil engineering, civil construction and environmental has an impact on the shaping and development of the environment. Because REI strives to be cognizant of the impact it has on the community, it supports Earth Day and the environmental protection it stands for. Distributing books to local students is a fun activity to education students about the importance of taking care of the environment.