Striking a Blow for the Environment

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Teaming up with the Town of Babylon Supervisor Steve Bellone and State Assemblymen Bob Sweeney, parents and students of Chi’s Martial Arts volunteered their Saturday morning to plant trees and clean up Edgewood Preserve.

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Teaching the importance of environmental self defense is part of the student education program administered at Chi’s Martial Arts. Students are taught that neglecting the environment can be just as dangerous as any physical confrontation that they might face. The sad fact is that they are much more likely to be hurt by what happens to our environment than being attacked by a criminal.

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With over 48 environmental self-defense projects completed Chi’s Martial Arts leads the way for others to follow. Supervisor Steve Bellone commented, “It’s so inspiring to see the youth of our society involved in projects like these. I think Mr. Chi is doing an outstanding job inspiring these young people to be active in community service.”

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State Assemblymen Bob Sweeney added, “I have headed the New York State Environmental Protection Program for the past several years and I must say that Mr. Chi’s Environmental Self-Defense program is the perfect teaching platform for educating our children about the things that can really hurt them. I look forward to working with Mr. Chi and his fantastic students on our next project.”

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