Keep Cannon Falls clean and go green

The green club is making a difference in the Cannon Falls community one poster at a time.

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Keep Cannon Falls clean and go green

Promoting recycling is something that the Green Club strives for.

Promoting recycling is something that the Green Club strives for.

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Promoting recycling is something that the Green Club strives for.

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Promoting recycling is something that the Green Club strives for.

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Earth is a filled with spectacular mysteries. It is filled with many diverse species. Most importantly, Earth must be maintained due to human activity and it’s society’s responsibility needs to maintain it. By doing so, the population ensures that the beautiful place they call home can last a long time. Currently, the Earth is struggling to survive as its atmosphere is chock full of harmful gasses and chemicals. Such a worrisome problem has been around for quite a while causing many people to propose solutions. As many people are aware, recycling is a significantly helpful idea, but some may want to do more to help the planet they live on. However, this is only one way young people in Cannon Falls High School can take action. The students of Cannon Falls High School are in luck as they now have their very own Environmental Club.

I was just kind of disappointed in how much we waste and wanted to bring awareness to recycling and reusing”

— Sophie Epps

The clean Cannon club was initiated by Sophie Epps, the president of the Green Club and is supervised by the biology teacher, Mrs. Thompson. Starting a new club is an enormous achievement that not many can say they have done. When asked why she started the Environmental Club Epps said, “I noticed how much people were wasting and how much produce we don’t use. I was just kind of disappointed in how much we waste and wanted to bring awareness to recycling and reusing.” The issues Sophie stated are very prominent all around the world and reusing items can extend the life of the earth since plastics that are sent to landfills instead of recycled give off colossal amounts of harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses. Starting up a new club is pretty monumental, but there are some expected issues in creating something so incredible. Epps also said that “I feel like it’s a little challenging because not everyone really understands what it takes to form a new club.”  Along with sorting out the challenges of starting a club, the Environmental Club is diligently working on several projects. “At the moment we are working on putting up posters around school to encourage people to recycle more and recycle the right items. Also in the future we are hoping to start a compost bin, we have been working on it but it’s still in the process,” Epps responded. The posters are a good way to start and spread the word on what to recycle, but the compost bin would be a fantastic way to reuse the massive amounts of waste that piles up in our school everyday.

The Earth is a spectacular enigma. It needs to be taken care of but not many people seem too keen on helping. However Sophie Epps is most definitely making a difference. Sophie took initiative and did something that very few people can say they did. The Environmental Club is the beginning of something new. It took some hard work to get it started but that won’t stop the club from providing solutions to help clean up the school. 

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