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updated: 4/22/2014 4:29 PM

Lake County celebrates Earth Day

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  • Video: St. Joseph's Earth Day

  • Miguel Hernandez, right, and other Computer Systems Institute students and faculty pick up trash along Lawson Boulevard in Gurnee on Tuesday for Earth Day. In the background are Angel Perez, left, Eddie Evans and Troy Clark.

       Miguel Hernandez, right, and other Computer Systems Institute students and faculty pick up trash along Lawson Boulevard in Gurnee on Tuesday for Earth Day. In the background are Angel Perez, left, Eddie Evans and Troy Clark.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • St. Joseph Catholic School eight-graders Kathleen Graham, left, and Bridget Horvath shovel dirt onto an autumn sugar maple tree during a tree planting ceremony Tuesday at the Libertyville school. All 400 students from the school attended the ceremony.

       St. Joseph Catholic School eight-graders Kathleen Graham, left, and Bridget Horvath shovel dirt onto an autumn sugar maple tree during a tree planting ceremony Tuesday at the Libertyville school. All 400 students from the school attended the ceremony.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Teacher Barb Mahoney, left, helps Emmanuel Cruz and Lilly Bridgeman, both 5, plant marigold seeds as Woodland Primary students participate in Earth Day activities Tuesday in Gages Lake.

       Teacher Barb Mahoney, left, helps Emmanuel Cruz and Lilly Bridgeman, both 5, plant marigold seeds as Woodland Primary students participate in Earth Day activities Tuesday in Gages Lake.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald staff report

About 100 students and faculty from Computer Systems Institute in Gurnee spent Earth Day picking up garbage around the campus and the surrounding neighborhood.

During "CSI Saves the Planet," the post secondary technical school members contributed their time to improving the community Tuesday.

"Earth Day reminds us that it is really important for us to keep a healthy environment," director of student services Roxanne Peplow said. "It is also important to teach our students not only technical skills but life skills."

Other Earth Day events in Lake County included a tree planting at St. Joseph Catholic School in Libertyville, activities for students at Woodland Primary School in Gages Lake and a visit from the Lake County Farm Bureau at Adler Park School in Libertyville. Students also participated in a waste-free lunch at the school.

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