Do Saints Really Care About The Enviroment?
Saints Give their Opinion on the Environment
February 19, 2020
Climate change is a pressing issue in today’s day and age and it’s something that’s been on everyone’s mind. From incidents like the Australian wildfires that have burned over half of Australia’s wildlife and landscape, to global warming as a whole and the rising temperatures that are causing irreversible damage to our Earth. The issue of our environment should be a priority and an important thought in our minds today.
Students here at San Dimas are doing their part in fighting climate change and to bring attention to how to better help the environment. Senior Cassandra Escalator started the Green and Clean Club to bring awareness to what’s happening to the environment and to have students help volunteer with such activities like selling fruit and donating those funds and planting trees. Escalators stated, “We should take care of where we live because you would not leave your own house dirty so why should we leave the planet dirty which is basically one giant home for all of us.”
To see the positive effect of caring for our environment, a couple of the students from the club were asked what they do to benefit the environment. Senior Jyll Draayer said that she has tried to stop using single-use plastic and started to use reusable bottles. She also mentioned that, “The landfills are filling up and all of this toxic waste is just sitting there which is just not a good thing for us or the environment.”
When students were asked one thing they wished the school implemented to help the environment, two frequent answers were that they wished they used a better recycling system and had a proper means of waste disposable as well as limiting our use of single-use plastic. Junior Nayeli Mendoza said that the school should put more recycle bins out and try to enforce it more so that the students feel forced to recycle now. She stated, “I feel like the school can do a better job at recycling because I feel like no student here recycles anything.”
Ultimately, it is up to us to better protect and help the environment. It’s our planet, it’s our trash and the Green and Clean Club is helping to teach Saints now what an important impact they can have on the environment.