Abigail Oppegaard, sophomore at St. Louis Park High School developed a passion for the environment when she was young. She looked for ways to get involved in high school, but when she learned that there was no Environmental Club, she began planning to start one back up.
Now that the Environmental Club is back up and running, the group works on various sustainability issues. Earth Day is one of the days that holds great significance, and the Environmental Club is encouraging the community to get involved. This year, they are hosting three events in celebration of Earth Day.
"I would say the event I’m most excited for is our upcoming movie night! We have really been wanting to get involved with the elementary schools this year, but it just hasn’t quite happened yet. I think this is our chance to introduce ourselves to the students and get them excited and ready to learn about the environment," shared Oppegaard.
Earth Day events and other environmental programs provide people with the opportunity to make small changes for the better of the future. Another second-year high school student, Karen Dworsky hopes to capture the attention of adults.
"As a high school student, it has been a challenge to be taken seriously. I have had to work on finding ways to get noticed and to make sure that people know that I have a voice and want to make an impact," said Dwosky.
The Environmental Club is inviting people to participate in the following events:
- Tuesday, April 25 at 7-8 p.m.,Trivia at Parkway Pizza
- Thursday, April 27 at 3:30-4:30 p.m., Help Clean Up our City at Parkview Park
- Friday, April 28 at 5:40-7:30 p.m., Family Movie Night (The Lorax)