The 2nd Annual Live Like Luke Beach Clean-Up Scheduled for this Saturday Following Earth Week
In 2019, the Greenwich community suffered a great loss with the passing of Luke Meyers, an avid environmentalist and the small events coordinator of the Greenwich High School Environmental Action Club. A role model to all, Luke Meyers dedicated his life to environmentalism and inspired action among his school peers as well as the wider community.
In his final days, he hoped to plan a town-wide beach clean-up, and, with the help of local organizations like Skip the Straw and Greenwich Green and Clean, he was able to do so. Hundreds of people from all over Greenwich attended. It even caught the attention of 60 Minutes with a segment dedicated to the event.
This year, the Annual Live Like Luke Beach Clean-Up will be the final event for Earth Week. Join Mr. Mayo and your peers at Tod’s Point for this event on Saturday, April 24, from 11 to 3 p.m.
Luke’s final wish was to create an educational platform for visitors to learn about the effects that climate change will have on our local beach—like rising sea levels—and to spur action to minimize those effects. The Bruce Museum has taken on this project, “Luke’s Wish Climate Change Exhibit,” which it hopes to unveil this summer. Additionally, Kerry Meyers, Luke Meyers’ mother, is working to institute year-round bucket stations at Tod’s Point and encourages all to pick up trash whenever they visit.
To commemorate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, which was April 22, 1970, and honor Luke Meyer’s passion for sustainability, the Environmental Action Club is leading Greenwich High School’s Earth Week events. Listen for morning announcements with daily environmental themes, facts and ways to help. Keep an eye out for Environmental Action Club’s informational Instagram posts made by fellow students and local newspaper articles about our community’s involvement. Talk with your friends about the environmental issues that resonate with you and ask your science teachers questions. Finally, reflect during Earth Day’s moment of silence about why environmentalism is important and the ways that you can protect our planet.
Together, we can protect our health, our planet and our future. Happy Earth Week!
Disclaimer: This article was written by the Environmental Action Club to promote their upcoming events.