Environmental club off to strong start

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At the beginning of the school year, students at Steamboat Springs High School made a decision. They started an environmental club that focused on spreading global awareness and doing what they could to help avoid the corrosion of the environment.

Today, the club is led by three juniors: Cierra Lorenz, Maggie Kriz and Blaise Holden. Along with them are other students who are working on different projects for the environment.

From May 12 to 16, the club is planning to host an Eco-Week including the school and community that would consist of recycling battles at the school and providing locally grown and organic food alternatives in the cafeteria. The club also plans to participate in the city of Steamboat Springs' annual Green-Up Clean-Up Day.

The idea of an environmental concert also has been brought up, though nothing has been solidified. Right now, the major focus is raising money for these projects so something can be put into action. Once that is started, the biggest thing the club wants to focus on is changing the community.

Environmental issues are hot topics in today's society with debates about global warming, deforestation, biofuels, etc.

It's good to know the youths of today are taking an interest in them.

Blaise Holden is a student leader for the Steamboat Springs High School Environmental Club.

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