Earth Day event benefits Berkshire Children and Families

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PITTSFIELD — Our group of students, part of 1Berkshire's Youth Leadership Program, wanted to create an interactive and informative Earth Day-inspired event.

On April 13 at the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market located at the Zion Lutheran Church, we were able to reach people of all ages and teach them about some of the small changes each person can make to help save our environment. The booth included informational posters and activities, such as cereal box puzzles, seed planting and a cornhole toss.

The group had been preparing for this event since August, working diligently on ways to bring together and educate the people in our community, and participating in bottle drives and bake sales to raise money for this event.

Overall, many people left our booth with knowledge and a metal reusable straw to take home with them to help others do their part in saving our planet.

Our group also collected cash donations that we will be donating to Berkshire Children and Families.

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