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High-school students are going green PDF Print E-mail

By Ella Baltus

Going green is a popular trend in today’s society, whether it’s making the effort to recycle or as basic as printing papers back-to-back.

We have been given one Earth and we need to conserve it to the best of our ability.

Spreading awareness and helping the Earth is an important issue with juniors, Jessica and Rebecca Anderson of Northland Pines High School (NPHS).  The sisters have been putting in hours left and right, to pull together Northland Pines’ first ever Green Week.

Northland Pines has contributed to our planet with its annual Earth Day activities.  All students of NPHS travel to the surrounding areas and complete community service instead of regular classes for one day.

The Anderson sisters thought that one day wasn’t enough to raise awareness of our planet so they have been planning activities to make it a week-long event.

“Raising awareness is a big deal, and living sustainably is good for the world and cheaper in the long run,” said Jessica Anderson.

The girls have been hard at work organizing numerous different activities including a “green” fashion show, organic food taste testing,and a swap and shop where students can bring in their old clothes and trade them for someone else’s. A display case showing all the easy ways to help the planet will be setup as well.

The girls will also be conducting several surveys throughout the week to get an idea of how Earth-friendly NPHS students really are.

In an attempt to not waste food, a compost basket will be set up during lunch.

“Doing these activities will help raise awareness about Earth conservation in a fun new way,” said Rebecca Anderson.

The girls have had an interest in Earth conservation for a long time.  They were inspired after attending the Student Climate Conservation Congress and the Green Schools National Conference this last year.

Green Week is now upon us! The events are ready to run, and Northland Pines’ first Green Week is sure to be a success.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 6:31 PM
 

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