Tuesday, April 10, the environmental club held an after school campus clean up. Leesville’s campus receives these sorts of spruce ups periodically throughout the year by club members.
“Each time we do a different zone of the school. Usually we target the courtyard area where people eat lunch, this time however ” said Sam Freeze, senior and environmental club president.
The club is also working in conjunction with the statewide trash pick up campaign. The campaign includes huge teams of volunteers going out and picking up trash on the highway a couple months a year.
Kaitlyn Oliphant, senior, said, “I like doing these campus clean ups because it makes me feel like I am actually doing something.”
“There is an insane amount of garbage in these places. We find the weirdest stuff,” said Freeze.
Oliphant agreed. She said, “There was trash that looked like it had been there forever, especially all this stuff from the football games.”
Dr. Stone, environmental club adviser, thinks that campus clean ups are an important part of the club.
“Even in my AP Environmental Class it is a grade to go and do recycling around the school,” said Stone.
Environmental Club meets about once a month. Their meetings vary from campus clean ups to guest speakers. Their dedication to environment is definitely something our school benefits from. The Environmental Club’s last meeting is on May 8 at 2:30.