REI Celebrates Earth Day with 400 Students
In recognition of Earth Day, REI Engineering, Inc. contributes books to local schools and The Women’s Community and distributing educational materials for nearly 400 students and 16 teachers. REI’s goal is 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, Mosinee Schools, Riverside Elementary School, Rothschild Elementary, Kate Goodrich Elementary School, Riverview Elementary School, Trinity Lutheran in Athens and local preschools 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 tool 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 has an impact on the shaping and development of our environment. Because we strive to be cognizant of the impact we have on our community, we openly support Earth Day and environmental protection. To REI, Earth Day is an opportunity to:
- Recognize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers
- Connect REI to the community
- Advocate for sustainability