The Mill Creek High School Environmental Club is a student-centered organization whose mission is to protect, conserve, and improve the environment by taking action on local environmental issues. The club manages Mill Creek High School’s recycling program, and participates in community service activities such as storm drain stenciling, Great American Cleanup, and roadside trash collection.
With the help of Greening Forward’s grant, the club built the south’s first earthbench. It’s made from cob, bottle bricks (plastic bottles filled with other plastics), and packaging materials. By building an earthbench, the club hopes to raise awareness about plastic pollution.
To remember 9/11, students from Mill Creek’s Environmental Club dedicated a day of service. Volunteers spent the day picking up litter and stenciling storm drains around the city. Their goal was to show the world how volunteerism and the spirit of altruism can rebuild communities.
|2011||$2,300||Youth Service America||To plan Global Youth Service Day (GYSD)|
|2012||$290||State Farm Youth Advisor Board||To plan 9/11 Day of Service|
|2012||$950||Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation||To build an Earthbench|
|2013||$100||Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation||To purchase t-shirts for their environmental club|
|2013||$270||generationON||To plan 9/11 Day of Service|