Scholars Recognized for Environmental Stewardship
|Maine East Scholar Alyanna Villapando accepts her certificate for environmental stewardship.|
Kala, a freshman, installed new recycling bins at Cristo Rey St. Martin in order to reduce the school's carbon footprint. She also raised environmental awareness through announcements at the school's weekly assembly.
Karla P. Figueroa – Round Lake High School, Class of 2015
Alyanna Villapando – Maine East High School, Class of 2015
Kala Juett – Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, Class of 2016
For my Stewardship Project, I installed newer and more appropriate recycling bins in classrooms at CRSM. I also built environmental awareness at our school through announcements. Every Monday we have a thing called Monday assembly, and it was announced to the students that there would be new bins in the school. This was to help reduce my school's carbon footprint, which was not large, but at my school we always try to do better. We strive for greatness!
The recycling bins are now in full use and we have been collecting larger amounts of recyclables. People now have a better understanding of the harmful effects that can happen if we don't take these small steps to make it better. Most people are open to participating in the field trips the Ecological (Eco) Club takes to different places, where they do cleanups, take classes, or go to museums. I myself have made a big impact on my environment by doing something very small that led to a domino effect. Think of what we all can do!