Environmental Action Club leaves footprint at San Jacinto High School

Several members of the San Jacinto High School Environmental Action Club with bins they have labeled to help classmates recycle. From left, Advisor Kelsey Cook, Dahlia Valerio, Hope Edwards, Nicole Martinez, Diana Jimenez, Melissa Vargas, Jacob Escobedo, Jonah Jimenez and Advisor Maria Solis. Valley News/Diane A. Rhodes photo
After years of personal interest in environmental issues, Melissa Vargas found a way to expand her activism by founding the Environmental Action Club at San Jacinto High School. It immediately drew like-minded students to the cause and since its formation in January of 2022, the club has seen a constant growth in membership. Now with a group of about 45 students, important issues have been brought to the entire student body and staff and positive changes have been implemented on campus. Also known as the Earth Club, weekly meetings run the gamut from brainstorming ways to engage others to the importance of recycling to planting trees on campus and playing games to learn how to identify which items go into which recycling bins. Every meeting is different and gives all members the opportuni
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