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DIFFERENT CLUBS ON CAMPUS ARE HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT HOW?

From the coastlines of California to the streets of Paso Robles, teen activists are helping the environment one garbage bag at a time. Many of our activist clubs on campus are participating in different ways to improve our environment such as cleaning streets, beautifying beaches, and even as simply as picking up trash during lunch on their way to fourth period.

One such club is BSU (Black Student Union) led by Senior President Akasha Asberry. She says how she likes to help her environment because of a tradition and a willingness to help the community. 

“It’s been a tradition since Kellen Macharia (class of 2022) did it…” said Asberry at a street cleanup, “I want to keep the tradition going and I love helping the environment.” 

 

Activism is apparent in these environmental clubs and what club other than ACT would know that better? Seniors Israel Perez and Tiffany Robles are co chairs to ACT (Activists Coalition of Tomorrow) and they are paving the way for environmental change in our community. These environmentalists are planning on helping by conducting street cleanups of their own,, using chalk that is eco-friendly, and occasionally holding a “…protest for proper recycling management and waste handling” (Israel Perez)

“ACT not only helps diversify the school but we work on making the high school and the world a little cleaner everyday” Perez said

 

Traveling down to the coast, Beach Clean-up club President Senior Kelsey Hammond is leading the way for young environmentalists by cleaning our shores and beaches. “We wanted to help out the earth and with climate change…we were in marine bio when we did it and we [thought] we should try to help and make a difference. ” Kelsey said. 

 

 

 

Another club that helps to clean the environment is Interact Club, advised by English teacher Aaron Cantrell and led by Junior President Laila Shea. 

 

Interact club helps the environment through the use of street cleanups such as the Paso Robles Riverwalk cleanup put on by Earth Shrine. Interact Club has done beach cleanups in the past years and have also collaborated with different clubs and organizations such as AVID and previously mentioned Earth Shrine to clean up several parts of Paso Robles including Sherwood park and numerous beaches in the past.

MEET THE LEADERS OF OUR ENVIRONMENTIsrael Perez – Tiffany Robles – Laila Shea – Akasha Asberry – Kelsey HammondClick HereIsrael Perez”We have such a large waste amount and the fact it can be reduced is ridiculous”​Click HereTiffany Robles”both our students and school could do better to reduce our carbon footprint”Click HereLaila Shea”we believe that fostering the ideal of service in our personal, community, and school life will lead to a better and more connected world”Click HereAkasha Asberry”I just like doing my part [for] the community”​Click HereKelsey Hammond”I hope that students would try to reduce negative impact that they gave on the environment”​Click Here
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Another club that helps to clean the environment is Interact Club, advised by English teacher Aaron Cantrell and led by Junior President Laila Shea. 

 

Interact club helps the environment through the use of street cleanups such as the Paso Robles Riverwalk cleanup put on by Earth Shrine. Interact Club has done beach cleanups in the past years and have also collaborated with different clubs and organizations such as AVID and previously mentioned Earth Shrine to clean up several parts of Paso Robles including Sherwood park and numerous beaches in the past.

All these clubs that are helping the environment are having an impact on underclassmen as well. Freshman Janely Rendon shares her admiration that environmentalist clubs such as Beach Cleanup club and BSU are doing a great favor for our environment and our community. 

”I think it’s worth it for clubs to help the environment since a lot of sea creatures…and kids can get injured since there can be shattered glass or other materials that can harm them like cigars,” Rendon said.

Though Rendon can’t join these clubs right away due to other responsibilities, she supports these environmentally friendly clubs and will show her support through buying from sustainable stores and using reusable dishes.

 

Leaders for the Environment 

“We have such a large waste amount and the fact it can be reduced is ridiculous”

Israel Perez
A.C.T. Cochair
“both our students and school could do better to reduce our carbon footprint”

Tiffany Robles
A.C.T. Cochair
“we believe that fostering the ideal of service in our personal, community, and school life will lead to a better and more connected world”

Laila Shea
President of Interact
“I just like doing my part [for] the community”

Akasha Asberry
President of B.S.U
“I hope that students would try to reduce negative impact that they gave on the environment”

Kelsey Hammond
President of BCC

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