The quest to increase environmental awareness is more important than ever. Global temperatures are rising, populations are increasing, waste is accumulating, and we’re still drilling for oil and mining for coal. Our selfish practices are unethical, and our planet is suffering as a result.
Okay, enough negativity! What can we do about this? TAKE ACTION! We can’t talk the talk and not walk the walk.
A group of students at Madison West High School share a common goal: to green our ancient and inefficient building while raising awareness and increasing green activism within our school and local communities. Previous projects include electronic recycling drives, raising awareness about our school’s energy consumption, bike mile challenges, putting up a live meter to gauge energy consumption, and a “Green Week” event – during which we asked teachers to use half lights, pull up the blinds, and turn off technology when not in use (including SmartBoards and computers). In four days, our school ended up saving $400 in energy costs and reduced its energy consumption by over 10 percent! We have plenty of plans for next year; they’ll get posted soon. 🙂
The Madison West High Green Club has created this blog to promote environmental awareness within our community and to let everyone know what we’re up to. Check back often for more updates! Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and feedback!
Madison West High Green Club