Earth Day tree planting in Posey Co.

Earth Day tree planting in Posey Co.

POSEY CO., IN (WFIE) - Elementary students in Posey County celebrated Earth Day by planting trees for their school.

They planted six trees on Tuesday. 34 more will be planted later on.

The trees were donated by SABIC.

West Elementary Principal Paul Swanson says the tree planting event combines having some fun with the importance of protecting the environment.

"You have some control over your world. You have control over the environment you're in. Most importantly, you have control over yourself. It's part of personal responsibility.  It's part of global responsibility. We're thrilled that our kids get to participate in something like this," said Swanson.

The Mt. Vernon students also worked on Earth Day posters and celebrated with a popcorn party.

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