Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy’s Go Green Club is working to help the Proviso community reduce its carbon footprint, reduce waste, and support the health of our planet through recycling.
Members of PMSA’s Go Green Club say it is their job to help make a difference, so students are stepping up to the plate.
“We don’t really have a program in our community that does things like this,” said PMSA junior Eddie Hudson. “Our school promotes us as students who are making a difference. So that is what we’re doing—making a difference.”
The students ordered recycling bins for the school’s parking lot and for the halls of PMSA. They also plan to have recycle drop-off assignments each Friday morning. The students will wait at the parking lot recycling bins for community members to bring their goods. The students will then help unload the materials from cars and place them into the bins. Their project is two-fold. This recycling program benefits the earth, but it also raises money for PMSA.
“We are asking for help from the community on bringing paper to put into the bins,” said Go Green Club sponsor Kristin Humbert. “The club will make money based on how much paper we recycle. We’ll take paper, newspapers, notebooks, folders, pretty much any type of paper except cardboard.”
While PMSA lists the recycling program among its fundraising initiatives, for students it is all about being active in bettering their communities and the world around them.
“It’s important to have an active go Green Club in our schools,” said PMSA junior Janeth Vasquez. “It makes the school better. We can use green [initiatives] to raise money and have people from all over drop off paper. So much paper is being wasted it is important for us to re-use that. It’s also important for us to think about the future.”
Go Green will launch the program just before Christmas break. To learn more about PMSA’s Go Green Club and their new recycling program, please contact Go Green sponsor Kristin Humbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.