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Highland Park High School’s Positive Environmental Impact

October 12, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Schaumburg's Sustainable Future

By Jann Armenta for SUST 210 online

From turning cafeteria grease into biodiesel fuel, to building a habitat for endangered turtles, to keeping 90,000 plastic water bottles from going into the landfill, the students of Highland Park High school have made progressive impacts on their community. Assistant Principal Tom Koulentes states in the 1 October 2013 Chicago Tribune article, “Highland Park Talks Environmental Sustainability” that “Recycling was so eight years ago, our kids are so far beyond that now.”

Armenta imageThese amazing efforts to make a positive environmental impact through work done by students are all a part of Highland Park High School’s GSI (Green School Initiative). The GSI is a group of students and faculty members who are dedicated to working together as a team on projects designed to transform HPHS into a more environmentally resourceful and responsible institution.

HPHSNot only have these students begun a green…

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