The Tamarac High School National Honor Society has chosen to make our
entire campus a more environmentally friendly place. Exactly one week after
Earth Day (April 29th), the National Honor Society will host a Greener
School Day for grades K-12 at the Brunswick CSD campus.
On Greener School Day the National Honor Society (in conjunction with
Tamarac’s Student Senate, Middle School Student Senate, National Junior
Honor Society, Biology Club, and Key Club) plans to “take over” our school
for six full periods. We will split the middle and high school student body
up into groups and each club will give their Greener School Day presentation
to each group. Students will be experiencing a live debate, presentations on
composting and recycling, briefings about environmental laws and the effects
of global warming, as well as fun-filled games that will teach students how
to become a better environmental influence.
As well as providing a unique educational experience for the middle and
high school students of Tamarac, the National Honor Society also plans on
giving the presentation to the elementary school students on campus. This
presentation will focus on the importance of recycling, what will happen if
we don’t recycle and how the students can make a difference by recycling.
In addition to the presentations we will be giving to the entire campus, the
National Honor Society will also be providing recycling bins for both the
Middle School and High School. This will ensure that the students are given
the opportunity to use what they have learned at our Greener School Day to
better their planet and their school. However, buying the recycling bins is
going to be very costly. This is why we are applying for grant money and
doing an incredible amount of fundraising in order to gather enough money to
supply our school with these bins.
Along with the Greener School Day and the recycling bins we would like to
provide for the school, the National Honor Society is currently researching
companies that will either remove the school’s recycling waste for free or
that will pay us for our recyclables.
Finally, we plan to go to the Board of Education and ask for a policy to
be passed that will reflect the need to be a ‘green campus’ and that will
ensure our greener practices to continue. Tamarac’s Greener School Day and
campus wide recycling project will continue on for years to come if and when
the Board passes a ‘Greener School’ policy. It is this kind of dedication
that helps to ensure the success of this project