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CHS Becoming a Green School With Help of Bio Club

Anna Vanneste, Guest Writer

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Of the many projects that Chelsea High School’s Biology Club tackles, for the 2016-2017 school year certifying CHS as an official Green School will be at the top of their priorities. A school is eligible to become a Green School is they complete at least two activities from each of the following categories (categories and subsequent activities listed at bottom of article): recycling, energy, environmental protection, and a miscellaneous category containing a variety of eco friendly activities/projects to tackle.
Here are a few of the projects the biology club is taking on;
Category #1: Recycling
CHS already has a recycling program put in place and enforced by our Student Council. Every Wednesday after “C” lunch 8-12 members of Student Council go to each classroom and collect the recycled discards from each classroom and places them in large bins that are then picked up and brought to a recycling plant.
A CHS teacher by the name of Matt Pedlow also can be found collecting student’s organic discards in a plastic grocery store bag and later bringing it home to his personal compost pile.
Category #2: Energy
The Bio Club plans to place stickers again in each classroom encouraging students to turn off lights when not in use. This was done last year as well.
Category #3: Environmental Protection
The Bio Club is in the works of getting to access a bee box and to adopt bees. They are in the works of providing a safe habitat for them that will be maintained.
The AP Literature and Composition class led by Shawn Sinacola also has devoted class time to educating themselves on environmental issues Michigan currently faces and is in the works of building an Alumni Arbor on school grounds that will encourage an appreciation of natural life.
Category #4: Miscellaneous
CHS’s Arbor Club has arranged field trips traveling to a local farm to learn about the environment and natural life.
The goal of the Bio Club is not just to be certified as a Green School, but also to allow students all around Chelsea to develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world around them. Other activities of the Bio Club entail working in the school’s garden, making pet rocks, creating homemade bird feeders, and appreciating the natural wonders of this world. They meet every other Wednesday at 7:30 in Mrs.Reiser’s room, contact Mrs.Reiser for more details.

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