Students answer Earth Day challenge

Similkameen Elementary Secondary students from grades 5 to 12 participated in a clean up of Keremeos business section

Alan Gardiner (left) and Sydney Wigglesworth participate in Earth Day clean up of the downtown area of Keremeos. A number of Similkameen Elementary Secondary School students from grades 5 - 12 participated in a clean up of the neigbourhood on Friday

Alan Gardiner (left) and Sydney Wigglesworth participate in Earth Day clean up of the downtown area of Keremeos. A number of Similkameen Elementary Secondary School students from grades 5 - 12 participated in a clean up of the neigbourhood on Friday

Similkameen Elementary Secondary students from grades 5 to 12 participated in a clean up of Keremeos business section on Friday, April 19.

Earth Day is generally observed on April 22 since its inception 43 years ago.

There are reports that the annual day to to demonstrate support for environmental protection is being observed with less enthusiasm these days, even though environmental issues continue uabated.

A possible reason, according to one opinion piece, is because environmental issues are less immediate in consequence than in the past – and a lot of us aren’t good at preparing for the future.

More than 140 countries observe the day, worldwide.