On this past Earth Day, fifty guests joined the staff and children of Seagull Schools at the Kapolei center for “school lunch” and a tree planting ceremony. With the assistance of the preschoolers, an avocado tree was planted that according to Chuck Larson, the Executive Director of Seagull Schools, was the 289th tree to be planted on the schools five campuses in the past 22 years.
Scott Stensrud, State Director of the Blue Zones Project, told the lunch audience of the support his organization is providing to Seagull Schools for their goal of becoming a “Blue Zone Certified Organization.”
Larson said that being “Blue Zone” certified will confirm the on-going philosophy of Seagull Schools to be a healthy place where caring for the environment is a natural part of the school’s practices. He added that “planting a tree is the easiest way to fight climate change.”