I’m a high school junior, and since I was a freshman I’ve been trying to get my school to be more environmentally friendly. I’ve tried several different paths. The first was starting an environmental club – and it failed. Basically, kids use it to get something on their transcript and we haven’t gotten anything done. The second major attempt of mine was to go directly to the school board. I proposed things to them at a meeting that would help the environment and save money. They very respectfully didn’t act on any of my suggestions – although I did follow up with someone and found out that the school has been consistently reducing their energy usage.
I’ve tried a few other, smaller things, as well, but now I’m working on something that is so close to success I can taste it: a community garden.
This blog post is for a mini blog action day at GreenChange.org, where I am the “blogging coordinator.” The theme is taking local action.