If students are looking for a club that spreads awareness and helps the environment, they should consider joining Green Team. This club connects students that have an interest in cleaning up our Camas High School and the community.
Any student can join Green Team, and the meetings are not mandatory for members to attend. Science teacher and team leader Mrs. Coker said, ”we encourage anyone and everyone to join and attend volunteer days of action.” Freshman Aidan Starratt said, “anyone who wants to help the school can join.”
Recently Mrs. Coker had won the Green Apple award. The award recognizes exceptional “green” educators in the area, all of whom will be recognized on Feb. 22 at Kiggins Theater in Vancouver. Coker says that, “it was really awesome to find out I won the Green Apple Award. What made it even more special is that teachers and students felt that I was deserving of the award.”
Green Team has many projects throughout the year. One of the projects they do is called the Crayola Color Cycle Program. Green Team partners with Mrs. Seidl’s daughter’s Girl Scout Troop to collect markers from the elementary schools in order to properly recycle them. Green team is also working to get a grant to implement lunch trays to reduce waste and improve sorting table use. In addition, they host a table during every First Friday in March to interact with the community and help young people make recycled art.
One of the reasons Green Team started was to connect with young leaders in ways to go green and help improve their local environment. Senior and Green Team President Carson Buma said, “we still continue knowing that we are pushing to be better with every project we do and showing the next generations what we have left them.”
Students who wish to make an impact on the school and their community should go to room 803 and talk to Mrs. Coker about joining Green Team. Meetings are held in Mrs. Coker’s room every Tuesday, so make sure to stop by to see what they are up to. Senior Desire Quidachay shared, “if we won’t save the planet, who’s to say no one will – action starts now.”