The Girls Scouts of Murray Avenue School celebrated Arbor Day on April 24 by planting an eight-foot pink-flowering cherry tree at the school.
The Girl Scouts purchased the tree with proceeds of their cookie sales. They sold cookies, lots and lots of cookies, to fund the tree’s purchase.
So, how many cookies does it take to purchase a cherry tree? Just over 340 boxes.
Murray Principal Jennifer Monaco and Assistant Principal Cruz Soler were on hand to accept the tree and plant it with the Girl Scouts, who are Murray students in Kindergarten through grade 5.
Earlier that day, Larchmont resident Lynne Crowley was at the school with a child-friendly version of former Vice President Al Gore’s documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” Ms. Crowley was trained by Mr. Gore and presented the facts about global warming. Children learned how they could contribute to reducing their own eco-footprint by recycling, turning off lights and drinking tap water instead of bottled.
More Murray Green Events
On Earth Day, April 22, over 100 Murray Avenue students donned gloves and picked up trash on the school grounds. The cleanup was led by the Green Tigers, a PTA group that organizes environmental awareness and education programs and incorporates “green” elements in PTA programs and events.
Planting trees, cleaning the community and understanding the importance of conserving natural resources made for a very busy week for the students and parents of Murray Avenue School.