East High School Sustainability Club calls for Change
September is going to be a special month at CPFAN, starting out with a presentation by the East High Sustainability Club at our monthly Board Meeting and Program on September 6 at the City Park Pavilion. The Board Meeting will start at 5:30 pm and the program will begin at 6:30 pm. Â Please join us to learn about the many ways the East High Sustainability Club benefits the community. The club’s mission is to “create a conscious culture of sustainability across our school and in the broader Denver-metro area. We’re all about inspiring action to take action against climate change. It’s time for you to change climate change.”
The club hosts an annual tree planting event every Spring around Denver in concert with Tree-Plenish, a national, student-run organization. The mission of Tree-Plenish is to “empower students to create more sustainable schools by replenishing the environment with the resources they use each year. With Tree-Plenish, students host community tree planting events based on how much energy their schools use.” Â Last year, East High students sent volunteers to the areas impacted by the Marshall Fire to help reforest those landscapes.
According to Mariah Rosensweig, the Club’s Vice President, the club fulfilled its educational mission in 2021 by creating lesson plans educating students on the basics of composting and recycling and pointing out how everything we do impacts the environment. On the club’s Instagram site (eastsustainabilityclub) is a quote from Albert Einstein: “The environment is everything that isn’t me.”
In 2022-23, the East High Sustainability Club is working towards an Eco-Schools certification through the National Wildlife Foundation. Eco-Schools was developed in 1994 by the Foundation for Environmental Education. It was founded in response to the needs identified at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development and is the largest global sustainable schools program, spanning 69 countries. For more information on the East High Sustainabiility Club, go to their webpage at https://sites.google.com/lightco2.org/sustainability-club.
This will be an in-person meeting/program featuring co-Presidents, Gabriel Nagel and vice presidents, Kate Todd and Maria Rosensweig at the City Park Pavilion and will also be available on Zoom.