An Opportunity to Attend a Water Conservation Program

Green Club is a small but determined group of environmentally-focused students hoping to make a change in the Heritage community. One of the more recent missions of the Green Club is reminding teachers to turn off and unplug their lights when leaving their classrooms. They ordered stickers that read, “Please Turn Lights Off” and have placed them on light switches in every room.

They have also picked up trash from around the school grounds and plan on placing posters in the bathrooms to ask students to not use as many paper towels and not leave the faucets running.

A club that might seem insignificant to the Heritage community has been given an opportunity by Denver Water who has provided four spots, all expenses paid, to a water conservation program taking place at Keystone Science School. Students will stay for three days at Keystone in April and be given personal information about how Denver Water works and educated on using water intelligently; they will also be able to tour a treatment plant.

Mr. Geoffrey Brinker, sponsor of the Green Club, explains why it is such a beneficial opportunity. “It is a chance for young people to learn about Colorado’s delicate water balance as taught by professionals in the field at Denver Water,” he says.

Laura Bianchi ’18, a member of Green Club, was awarded one of the spots and can’t wait to attend because she is very eager to learn about water conservation and how it applies to daily life.

“I’m very interested in the conservation of our environment and a large part of that is water care,” says Bianchi.

Denver Water hopes to raise awareness about Colorado’s water system and how water is transferred from streams to faucets. Hopefully Denver Water will continue to offer spots to Green Club in future years and educate young adults about the importance of water conservation and how to use it wisely.

A member of the Green Club places a sticker on a light switch reminding teachers to turn off their lights when they leave. This is one of the many projects Green Club has been a part of.

A member of the Green Club places a sticker on a light switch reminding teachers to turn off their lights when they leave. This is one of the many projects Green Club has been a part of.

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