Charleston Job Corps planned several Earth Day events which were held on April 22, 2021. Charleston Job Corps students enrolled in painting, carpentry, and facilities maintenance trades were asked to volunteer their time for the benefit of our environment.
With the help of Carpentry Instructor, Tommy Fitzwater and Facilities Maintenance Instructor, Richard Asbury, students began planting a Spruce tree. The newly planted tree is located to the left of another Earth Day planting, which was held in 2019. Upon completion of the tree, students continued a trash pick-up along the hillside which continued to the lower road. The final event consisted of removing graffiti from the interstate underpass. Charleston Job Corps’ center director, Sermario Wiggins, said he would like to see the graffiti removed. He stated, “The graffiti had been there far too long.”
Earth Day events are held to bring awareness to the world in which we live. Earth Day is an annual global event that celebrates the environmental movement and raises awareness about pollution and ways to maintain a clean habitat. This year marks the holiday’s 51st anniversary