Earth Day Efforts
Exchange student from Pakistan sits on a pile of tires she pulled from a ravine in Pennsylvania with her host father
After all of that work, Ghanwa doesn't even look a little TIREd.

Pakistani and host dad never tire of helping environment

Giving back to my community always relieves me as a global citizen. My host father and I spent three and a half hours cleaning out a small stream at the bottom of a ravine which feeds into the Conococheague Creek on April 18 as Earth Day was just around the corner. We pulled out an estimated 20,000 pounds of debris (mostly tires). We collected about 50 bags of trash. The moment I could see the water flowing with ease, I felt infinitely grateful to be of help in making a difference like that. It was an amazing feeling and experience!

—Ghanwa (YES, Pakistan) hosted by the Shields family (PA)