Eco Club in Illinois raising money to help environment.
It's Earth Day everyday for the Ecology Club at my school in Illinois. Maine South High School's “Eco” Club participates in many activities each year both in school and out. Members are committed to helping make our building more environmentally friendly and making people aware of the difference they can make in helping the planet.
Walking into any classroom at my school, you'll immediately notice multiple recycling bins, each with different signs above them that were made by the students to explain why recycling is important and what we can and cannot recycle.
We have recycling bins in the cafeteria and near the gymnasium as well. With more than 2,000 students, a lot of paper is used every day at Maine South. But if each student utilizes a recycle bin, we can make the Earth a little bit greener.
The Ecology Club also engages in many activities outside of school as well. In recent years, members have gone on excursions to the nearby prairie to help restore the land. They have also participated in forest clean-ups, gone to state parks to learn about different types of wildlife, and participated in roadside trash pickups. They even set up booths at multiple community events to help educate younger children about why helping the environment is so important.
In celebration of Earth Day this year, the Ecology Club will be selling T-shirts to raise money to purchase recycling bins for the hallways. Students can proudly wear their shirts to celebrate a greener school thanks to the efforts of the Maine South High School Ecology Club.