We decided to start a new Earth Day tradition. Joni and I wanted to make an impact on our local community and while our original idea didn't work as planned, it brought us to what we did this year. Traditionally we have planted a tree for every 500 miles our company drove in the calendar year. Since we did not have a huge response in getting trees planted within our local community, we decided to shift gears.
Education is what we wanted to focus on so we contacted our local schools to discuss. The idea was to come and read to first graders in Brookings and donate them a book to take home and read with their family.
It's was an incredible day and we look forward to next year all ready. Thanks to all the schools, teachers, and most of all the kids for letting us come and read.