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Environmentally Consciousness Club Members Believe in Doing Their Part

By Christopher Loupeda
Staff writer | The Pacific Times 

As wildfires continue to rage on in California, members of the Environmentally Consciousness Club at Np3 High look to enact change.

According to The New York Times, 8,500 fires have burned, 4,267,386 acres as of Oct. 8, 2020.Which begs the questions: Why are wildland fires so bad? What can we do to stop them?

While changes to forest management and other fire prevention can be implemented by government agencies, NP3 High’s Environmentally Consciousness Club believe every person in California can do their part.

The club meets weekly on Tuesdays from 1:45-2:15 p.m. to discuss environment-related topics and solutions, play Kahoots, and give out prizes to the biggest environmentally conscious student of the month.

Wildfires won’t be the main focus of the club, however. There is a different “theme” each month:

  • November -Water Conservation
  • December – Climate Change
  • January – Endangered Animal Month
  • February – Plastic Awareness
  • March –  More Info March
  • April- Environmental Racism
  • May- Industrial pollution
  • June- Keep trying over the Summer!

Club leader Caroll Loupeda is willing to adapt club plans if other environmental issues arise and said she is open to suggestions for monthly themes.

Loupeda invites students interested in the environment to join the club.

“It’s important to realize everything you do has an impact, you can learn more by researching online or joining one of our meetings,” said Loupeda.

Students interested in joining the Environmentally Consciousness Club should reach out to one of these people or pages:

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