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Image of an Earth Day Pledge drawing submitted to One Stop Environmental's Earth Day Heroes contest

Birmingham, AL – One Stop Environmental, LLC (OSE), a woman owned company offering a full suite of environmental services throughout the United States, is excited to announce the third annual Earth Day Heroes program for local schools across the state.

In preparation for Earth Day on Tuesday, Apr. 22, the Earth Day Heroes (EDH) program has educated elementary students in Alabama on the importance of keeping the planet clean and ways they can help protect the environment.

“One Stop Environmental seeks to provide fun and useful information to students that will both educate and motivate them to start being conscious of the ways their decisions can affect the planet,” said Shannon Riley, CEO of One Stop Environmental. “The company will reward classrooms for making Earth Day pledges that they will stick to throughout the school year.”

One Stop has visited each participating classroom and taken the time to speak with students about Earth Day and ways they can protect and celebrate the planet. Each class was asked to make an Earth Day Pledge and draw a picture of that pledge.

The 176 pledges include creative ideas such as recycling in the classroom, school and neighborhood cleanup days, creative ways to reuse trash like making flower pots from milk cartons and dollhouses from cardboard, planting flowers and trees, and conserving water and energy.

Mr. Williams science class at Putnam Middle School pledged to be “walking school buses” where students have already begun walking a mile to school, calculating how much fuel they save each week and how many calories they burn walking. Many classes have already put their pledges in action collecting recyclable items in their classes and reusing their waste.

Earth Day Heroes has expanded this year into more schools in the Huntsville and Birmingham areas. Participating schools in Birmingham include; Cornerstone Schools of Alabama, Putnam Middle School, J Oliver Elementary School, and Avondale Elementary School.

Huntsville participating schools include; Weatherly Heights Elementary School, Mountain Gap Elementary School, Challenger Elementary School, Horizon Elementary School, and the Huntsville Montessori School.

The One Stop Environmental program has included a Facebook contest to determine an Earth Day Heroes classroom winners from Huntsville and classroom winners from Birmingham, 75 finalists have been chosen. People can vote in the contest by visiting One Stop Environmental’s Facebook page, clicking on the contest tab for the appropriate city, using the arrows to scroll through the drawings and pledge descriptions, and clicking the blue “Vote” button that appears. People can vote once per day between now and Monday, April 21.

The classes that receive the most votes will win a field trip to a local nature preserve, a pizza party, and a Samsung Galaxy Tablet pre-loaded with environmental science games and apps. Each participating school will receive a donation to their library to add to their environmental science teaching resources.

The winning classes (3 per city) will be announced on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22.

Visit our Facbook page here to cast your vote!

About One Stop Environmental:

Shannon Riley founded One Stop Environmental, LLC in 1999, as a response to the need for a locally based, reasonably priced environmental services provider. The company has grown to include; industrial and government divisions, as well as developing the consulting and training divisions of One Stop.

Headquartered in Woodlawn, Alabama with offices in Huntsville and Kellogg, ID, the company is committed to helping clients across the United States solve complex problems through thorough research and countless hours of training and certification. One Stop Environmental, LLC provides services in strategy and operations to the United States Federal Government, independent agencies and state and local governments, as well as major industrial and service corporations in the United States.