The New Green

DECA members hope to promote environmental conservation through recycling in the community

 L-R Norma Perales and Karen Lamas (not pictured is Mariah Gutierrez) are Senior members of DECA endorsing new initiatives on recycling through their project called “The New Green”. Photo: Karen Lamas

L-R Norma Perales and Karen Lamas (not pictured is Mariah Gutierrez) are Senior members of DECA endorsing new initiatives on recycling through their project called “The New Green”. Photo: Karen Lamas

by Karen Lamas

Los Fresnos DECA Senior Members consisting of Karen Lamas, Norma Perales, and Mariah Gutierrez believe that recycling should be taken to the next level. Their project, “The New Green,” is aiming to endorse new initiatives for recycling in the school district and community.

They are hoping to place bins in every classroom as students will have the opportunity to recycle. Informing the school and community by placing recycling bins in strategic areas will be the goal as they hope to provide monthly reports of the trash collected with a set goal, increasing each month.

The bin will be in an accessible area with proper labeling as the students can have access to recycle at all times. Perales mentioned, “Perhaps students and staff don’t realize the importance of recycling. The ultimate goal in our project is to promote environmental awareness and live in a better, greener planet.”

Every individual that makes the simple choice to recycle has the potential to change the world. It simply takes a start to have others follow in their footsteps as the members are hoping to create an encouraging atmosphere. Gutierrez stated, “It is absolutely crucial to initiate the change we want to see in the world by acting now. By actively inducing the worldwide issue of recycling in our high school, we will initiate change throughout our entire community.”

The project will impact the conservation of our environment for future generations and our local habitat of endangered species on the Gulf Coast. School support through the district, DECA, and Key Club can make this project succeed by informing others to take action.

Perhaps, “The New Green” can bring the community together as Gutierrez had also affirmed, “It only takes one person to lead and our community of supporters to follow us in this endeavor to promote recycling, reducing, and reusing.”

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