Five hundred Walden III Middle and High School students will work throughout Racine on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 10:45, as part of 350.org’s Global Work Party taking place in over 5,000 locations.
Walden students will spread compost and wood chips at the Racine Urban Garden site; remove invasive species and make paths at the Caledonia Conservancy, the Johnson Dog Park, and Walden III’s own outdoor classroom and rain garden; and work at the Kid’s Cove playground. Members of Walden III’s Green School will work with Racine Home Insulators to insulate the home of a senior citizen who has lived next to Walden for forty-eight years.
Last year, Walden III and other high schools organized a rally calling for action to prevent climate change. This year, words and demonstrations are being replaced with a day of work as a call for politicians to achieve workable solutions to climate change and other environmental problems.