The club has been in existence for about two years now. It was started by teacher Rebecca Fortner. She took a job in Livingston County after the first year, and teacher Linda Lindsey-Stephens took it over. Since that time, it has continued to grow.
Lindsey-Stephens said the group’s mission is to “act locally and think globally.” She said that the group has a spot on the school’s Wildcat News program every week in which they give energy-saving tips. They also offer the service of recycling cell phones and ink cartridges to the entire community. Just drop them off at the front office and they will take care of them. The club also does some just-for fun environment-themed activities. Lindsey-Stephens said they plan to take a field trip Kentucky Down Under, an Australia-themed animal park in Horse Cave.
Tiffani Dankovic is the president of the club.
“I wanted to make a difference to show that kids could do something,” she said. “Adults just think we’re into our music and stuff. If we don’t do something, eventually everything will go downhill.”
Chris Dailey, the vice-president, said that he first joined because his ex-girlfriend was on it at the time, but found that he really enjoyed it. One of his duties is to load up his truck for recycling newspapers.
Incidentally, it takes 500,000 trees every week to make all the Sunday newspapers in the United States, Lindsey-Stephens said.
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