Science Club: The Green Team

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Science Club: Green Team cleans up school yard!

Green team is all about keep our school nice and tidy, but why help? To start, there is so much trash everywhere! How are they supposed to pick up all of it?

I have come to Mr. Lenz, head of the Science Club, for some insider details. Here’s a bit about why they do it, and how you can help:


Q: So Mr.Lenz, why clean?

A: It was noticeable that there was an unacceptable amount of trash near the bus loop and the front of the school.

Q: What type of trash were there the most of?

A: Candy wrappers, gum wrappers and bottle caps.

Q: Did anything surprise you?

A: It was surprising to find full binders, perfectly good pencils and the fact that we were able to fill up 5 grocery bags with litter!

Q: Wow, 5 whole grocery bags with litter?

A: Yes!

Q: Did anything exciting happen?

A: What was really great was seeing the excitement and commitment of the green team volunteers as they took pride in beautifying their school campus.

Q: Did you find anything disgusting or disturbing on your hunt for trash?

A: Several pieces of chewed gum, a hair weave….

Q: Wait! You found artificial hair?

A: Yes, we did. One of the most disturbing things found was that several pieces of trash were found litter-aly (get it?) in front of the trash can.

Q: Wow–that is just sad. So how can we help with the trash?

A: Some ways to help with reducing the amount of trash are:

  • Put trash in the trash can – and make sure it actually goes into the trash can, and it doesn’t just fall on the floor!
  • Care for our school environment
  • Call out friends or peers who dropped or abandoned trash! 
  • If you see something, just pick it up! Put it in the trash, even if it wasn’t yours.

Q: Something that might help could be a rule about not having food outside, right?

A: That is already a school rule, but the gum isn’t. The thing is, you need to be responsible and respectful with gum-chewing privileges.

Q: Agreed. I think that is all – thank you for your time!

A: Absolutely!


Well that is all folks. And please, don’t be mean, be clean!

 

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