Eco Club Tackles Green Challenges all Month Long

October 16, 2018

Culture, News

By Zanier Griego

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Photo by Zanier Griego — EcoASK’s PSA on reducing waste

Since the beginning of the month, the EcoASK environmental club has been participating in the National Project Green Challenge. This is a national project where eco-friendly student-led clubs participate in daily environmental challenges.

EcoAsk will be sent an email once a day from the Green Challenge and they have 24 hours to complete it. “We’re assigned 3 different projects which go from ‘green,’ to ‘greener,’ to ‘greenest,’ obviously being the hardest one,” said James Sanchez, the president of

EcoASK.”They are basically ecological challenges that make you think about the environmental problems that we have and it’s really just revising creative solutions. Creativity is a big aspect of it,” he said.

At the end of October, scholars in the club have a chance to win up to $5,000, and Sanchez could win a trip to Washington for a conference.

One of the challenges thus far was to create a public service announcement about reducing waste. Members of the club decorated the bulletin board outside of Ms. McCann’s classroom, room 203,  which provides a visual of how much waste is thrown out each year, along with a pledge that scholars can take to promise to reduce less waste.

Another project the club completed was to create a carbon footprint calculator, which calculates how much someone contributes to the pollution in the world, and then allows them to see what part of their lives is helping with this pollution, in order to figure out how to reduce their carbon footprint, “It enriches our group in ecological thinking,” Sanchez said, “A lot of times you will just read a video or article to help guide you, but this project makes you think about stuff that you don’t normally think about.”

Each time the team finishes a project they have to share their results on social media in order to raise awareness. Click here for more information on this project. 

EcoASK meets every Wednesday at lunch in room 203 and is open to new high school members.

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