• Environmental Club
    Club Sponsor: Mrs. Schmalz
     

     We need planet protector people!!! 

    Join us!  We need you!

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    Text:  @wnhsEnviro to 81010
     
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    Are you interested in helping to improve our environment with cleaner air, water, and land? Environmental Club helps to preserve the planet one meeting at a time. Where else can you say you spent your time saving the world?!? Students recycle, plant trees/plants, do environmental cleanups, take fun field trips, promote environmental issues within the community, and do fundraisers to support the environment. If you want to have fun and feel good about improving the environment for Mother Earth, people and animals, Environmental Club is for you! There is no activity fee and this is a great club to meet new friends who also work to preserve our planet!
     
    PURPOSE
    • to stay current on environmental issues and procedures which preserve/improve the environment
    • to foster active participation in environmental clean-ups, restoration projects and recycling
    • to educate others about environmental issues

     VISION

    Environmental Club will be an integral asset of the community which, through environmental leadership and adoption of best practice, achieves and enhances a healthy natural environment.

      

    Meetings in Room 706   2:25pm - 3:00pm
     
    Meeting Dates:

    September 3

    September 17

    October 1

    October 22

    November 12

    December 10


    January 28

    February 11

    February 25

    March 10

    March 24

    April 14

    April 28

     
         Very Important Planet Events  

    SEPTEMBER
    Clean up the world weekend
    Create recycling bins

    OCTOBER
    Lincoln Marsh Day
    Energy Awareness Month
    Walk to School week
    World Water Monitoring Day
    Make A Difference Day

    NOVEMBER
    America Recycles Day

    DECEMBER
    Save trees – use artificial trees
    Recycle wrapping Paper

    JANUARY
    Geology and winter Ecology

    FEBRUARY
    World Wetlands Day

    MARCH
    World Water Day
    National Agriculture Day
    World Forestry Day
    World Water Day
    Earth Hour

    APRIL
    Arbor Day
    Earth Day
    Wheaton Recycling Extravaganza
    DuPage County Hazardous Waste Collection
    Prairie Path Clean-up
    Envirothon Competition
    Wetlands in the Parks

    MAY
    National Bike Month
    America Wetlands Month
    National Composting Month
    State Competition for Envirothon
    Naperville Unwanted Medication Collection Day

    JUNE
    Work Environment Day
    National Trails Day
    National River Sweep
    World Environment Day
    DuPage County Bike Day
     
    What does Environmental Club do for Wheaton North?
    We provide the entire school with recycling bins for paper, cans and bottles. 
    We provide fresh, filtered water stations to reduce the number of bottles that end up in landfills.
    We collect old batteries and make sure they do not end up in landfills.
    We do community garbage clean-ups around WNHS campus and Gary Avenue (adopted by WNHS).
    We promote a lifestyle of being green and raise awareness about environmental issues that affect us all.
     
    January 2014 - 4th water bottle refilling station was installed in the PE/athletics section of the school just outside the wrestling room.
    November 2013 - 3rd water bottle refilling station was installed in the 300 wing of the school directly across from the library.
    March 2013 - 2nd Water Bottle Refill Station was installed and MORE bottles are being saved from landfills.
    February 2013 - Introduced Wheaton North's first "Water Bottle Refill Station!" Reduce the amount of water bottles that end up in landfills.
     
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