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Event Raises Funds for Climate Change Project
Posted 04/27/2018 08:00AM

The Party for the Planet held at the Middle School on April 20 raised over $500 toward the planting of mangrove trees in Myanmar as a shield against the effects of greenhouse gases.

The event was a collaborative effort of EFFECT, Masters' student-run sustainability committee, and Youth for Climate Change (Y4C), a Middle School club. It was part of Masters' celebration of Earth Day, which officially took place on April 22.

"So far, the students have raised a total of $1,627 this year for the mangrove tree project, with $557 of the proceeds coming from this Earth Day event," says Upper School science teacher Courtney White, Masters' co-Green Dean.

During the party, fifth grader Maywin Young and his sister, seventh grader Morgan Young, delivered an informative presentation about the mangrove tree initiative. The siblings, who launched Y4C, also thanked students, parents, faculty and sponsors for their support of the project.

The event also featured food, dancing and a climate change-related scavenger hunt.  

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