Environmental club: students put green thumbs to work

Environmental club members and club adviser Sherri Sandberg plan out their improvements to the school garden during one of their monthly garden days.

By Emily Perry,
BlueDevilHUB.com Staff–

After school on Wednesday, a group of environmental club members pull weeds and clean up the S-wing garden as one of their monthly garden days.

Environmental club has been active for over 20 years, according to club adviser Sherri Sandberg. The purpose of this club is to involve students in protecting the Earth and to do their part to help the environment with community projects and student led projects.

Senior Emma Jordan enjoys being a part of environmental club because the students “share the same idea that we need to start protecting our world.” The club focuses on the idea that students have the ability to make an impact in the world.

Jordan also believes that “environmental club has brought awareness to what you can do as an individual to help our community and what a group can do.”

This year’s club presidents are seniors Kate Macaulay, Lauren Limburg and Cat De la Peña. They all want to focus on helping the club become more active in the community as well as being involved on campus.

Environmental club members head out to the various school gardens to get rid of weeds, plant new flowers, and clean up the gardens during their garden days, which take place once or twice a month in the afternoon.

This is just one example of the many activities environmental club works on to help around the school. Club members also participate in a number of other projects, including fundraising, bringing compost bins to campus and counting bikes in the bike racks.

In addition, the club is working with groups such as Tree Davis and the Putah Creek Council to help plant trees and improve environmental conditions not only at DHS, but throughout the whole community as well.

De la Peña encourages new members to join and not worry about coming to every meeting because even if you just show up to one event it “makes a difference and you get to contribute to something.”

Club members also encourage students to make small changes in their daily activities to help the environment. De la Peña emphasizes that little things can make a big difference, such as “separating your trash and putting it in the right bin, and bringing your own cup or straw when you go out.”

Students who are interested in joining are welcome to attend meetings every Thursday at lunch in S-10.

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