Help Our Planet EarthAdviser: Mrs. Betsy Farner
The HOPE Club is an organization that is devoted to helping preserve the environment. Our Club's goal is to raise awareness about environmental issues through community outreach, environmentally-themed fundraisers, and participation in community events and competitions. HOPE Club performs the following services:
- Helps facilitate increased participation in the school recycling program. We also raise awareness about environmental issues such as reducing waste, conserving Earth's natural capital (water, air, wildlife, land, and resources).
- The club participates in lake cleanups on the Harris Chain of Lakes.
- Would like to conduct activities to raise funds for worthy causes such as disaster relief.
- The club will start collecting printer cartridges for recycling.
- Some members participate in helping the Lake County Water Authority remove nonindigenous plants from the wetlands throughout Lake County. They also help clean-up the litter in various Lake County wetland locations.
- Several members of the club also participate in the Envirothon competition, which is an environmentally themed international competition.
- The club also does seasonal window painting in the science wing which educates students on the need to preserve our environment and generally makes the school a more cheerful place.
- We have meetings on the first and third Thursday of each month in room 6-201 during Learning Opportunity.