Swadley goes green with Earth Club

“Currently, we are trying to bring awareness to the global climate issues and try to educate others on what is happening and what we can do to help." -Senior Jillian Swadley

Chance Allee

BSHS Earth Club members want to make BSHS a greener place. The senior group, led by Jillian Swadley, includes Conner Burgess, Mariah Pratt and Halie Engler; they meet every third Wednesday of the month to make a plan of action.

“Currently, we are trying to bring awareness to the global climate issues and try to educate others on what is happening and what we can do to help,” Swadley said. 

The club isn’t just here for fun either, as they make an effort to raise money to fund their environmental projects. 

“We wanted to have a bake sale to raise money for the school garden and other environmental organizations,” Swadley said. 

With Earth Week coming up in April, Swadley and her green team have approached senate about hosting a spirit week to raise both awareness and funds. For Swadley, the natural world and human impact is an important topic that all should pay attention to. 

“We started the club because we thought it was a huge topic that affects all of us drastically,” Swadley said. “No one is really doing anything about it.”

Swadley hopes students and staff will support the Earth Club not only at the local level, but for a broader purpose as well. The lasting effect human activity has on the environment should be one that helps make the world a safer, more environmentally friendlier place.