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Environmental Action Club

Laasya Mamidipalli, Audience Engagement Editor

September 4, 2019

“For the new school year, officers and members met over the summer and discussed possible changes and projects that may be implemented,” said Ben Ring, Environmental Action Club officer and senior. Brian Yuan, club member and junior, said, “We are hoping to have more community outreach projects t...

Carmel students address climate change; think globally, act locally

Avery Thorpe

May 3, 2019

According to The National Climate Change Assessment, “Over the last 50 years, much of the United States. has seen increases in prolonged periods of excessively elevated temperatures, heavy downpours, and in some regions, severe floods and droughts.” With the increase of severity and occurrences of major storm...

Environmental Action Club looks to involve more students

Environmental Action Club looks to involve more students

Laasya Mamidipalli

April 16, 2019

Environmental Action Club is preparing to reach out to more students in order to grow the club during the next school year. Kian Robinson, club member and junior, said, “I think the biggest change is probably the greater involvement since we have more people in the club now, though. I think in th...

Environmental Action Club looks forward to Eagle Creek volunteer opportunity

Environmental Action Club looks forward to Eagle Creek volunteer opportunity

Laasya Mamidipalli

March 22, 2019

Ben Ring, Environmental Action Club officer and junior, said, “The Invasive Species Strike Team at Eagle Creek looks like a great volunteer opportunity. This involves locally identifying and removing invasive species in the environment.” The club officers are contacting organizations like those at Eag...

Carmel fights against invasive species with EDDMapS app

Carmel fights against invasive species with EDDMapS app

Natalie Khamis

February 22, 2019

On March 11, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation will host an informative event regarding the Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) open to the public at the Monon Community Center. Led by Natural Resources Coordinator Brittany McAdams, attendees will learn about the program and how...

Environmental Action Club to participate in new events, activities

Environmental Action Club to participate in new events, activities

Laasya Mamidipalli

February 1, 2019

Environmental Action Club members are looking for new opportunities to volunteer in the community as a club. Kian Robinson, club member and junior, said, “While in the past we have focused on bringing in the community to our club, I think we can involve more people by participating in a community e...

Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

December 13, 2018

In this day and age, with the planet’s temperature consistently increasing and sea levels rising, it’s vital to make little changes to culminate to a greater overall effect. However, it’s not hard to accidentally throw away recyclable items like papers, magazines and bottles into a trash can. ...

Environmental Action Club begins planning for first semester

Environmental Action Club begins planning for first semester

Laasya Mamidipalli

September 20, 2018

Environmental Action Club is brainstorming ideas for new initiatives they will take to make the school more environmentally friendly. Kian Robinson, club member and junior says, “This year our primary focus is on community involvement. Awareness is a big thing, but it means nothin...

Environmental Action Club Makes Plans to Start off New School Year

Environmental Action Club Makes Plans to Start off New School Year

Laasya Mamidipalli

September 3, 2018

Ben Ring, Environmental Action club officer and junior, says, “The call out meeting is after school on Sept. 10 in room B207, and the club typically meets the second Monday of every month.” Ring says, “At the call out meeting we mainly want to talk about what’s going on locally. We want to introduce the clu...

Environmental Action Club plans for Nov. 16 meeting on factory farming

Environmental Action Club plans for Nov. 16 meeting on factory farming

Laasya Mamidipalli

November 6, 2017

According to Kian Robinson, Environmental Action Club member and sophomore, said Environmental Action Club plants to meet Nov 16 and discuss factory farming. “Our next meeting is Nov. 16, we have a guest speaker for that. She will be talking about factory farming,” said Robinson. As the club’s goal thi...

Environmental Action Club prepares for a second guest speaker

Environmental Action Club prepares for a second guest speaker

Laasya Mamidipalli

October 19, 2017

Following through with the Environmental Action Club’s initial plan to bring in speakers more often this year, at the past meeting a guest speaker came in, and similarly at the upcoming meeting, another speaker will attend. Ben Ring, club officer and sophomore, said, “The next meeting is Nov. 16, and w...

Environmental Action Club focuses on food waste and food quality

Environmental Action Club focuses on food waste and food quality

Laasya Mamidipalli

September 22, 2017

This semester, Environmental Action Club will focus on food waste and related topics. Within the vast subject, club members have decided to put their attention specifically on smaller aspects that many students may not think about. Ben Ring, club officer and sophomore, said, “This semester focuse...