Students create club to advocate against climate change

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Climate change effecting the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Climate change effecting the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Courtesy of: NPS Photo/Preston Filbert, https://www.nps.gov/subjects/oceans/changing-climate.htm, Creative Commons

Climate change effecting the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Courtesy of: NPS Photo/Preston Filbert, https://www.nps.gov/subjects/oceans/changing-climate.htm, Creative Commons

Courtesy of: NPS Photo/Preston Filbert, https://www.nps.gov/subjects/oceans/changing-climate.htm, Creative Commons

Climate change effecting the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Morgan Anderson, Staff Writer

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As today’s modern comforts continually create negative repercussions in relation to the Earth’s climate, BSM freshmen Camden Gage and Lillian Hertel have taken it upon themselves to create Climate Club for students at BSM to become actively involved. 

Taking advantage of the opportunities BSM has to offer, Gage and Hertel created this club in hopes to make an impact on both life at BSM and life at home. “At our meetings, we watch documentaries and have discussions based on ways we can improve the community,” Gage said. 

The reasons and intentions behind creating this club vary, but Gage has done extensive research on how climate change has been affecting our world. “I saw a lot of people online that were helplessly trying to improve the climate. We made this club because we wanted to give people ways to do small things to help improve the climate,” Gage said. 

I saw a lot of people online that were helplessly trying to improve the climate. We made this club because we wanted to give people ways to do small things to help improve the climate”

— Camden Gage

By incorporating interesting topics into discussion at the club, including how the types of food people eat affect the climate, Climate Club has gotten a lot of interest from the students. “At the Activities Fair, fifty-five students signed our sign up sheet,” Gage said. 

So far, Hertel and Gage have hosted a couple meetings for Climate Club, but some members have gone out of their way to participate in off-campus events. “A couple of our members went to an international student climate strike on September 20th, held in St. Paul. Thousands of young students were there,” Hertel said. 

As the years continue on, the girls hope to pass down the reins of the club to passionate members. “I think it will be a really fun thing to continue to run through high school and pass it along to other members once we graduate,” Gage said. 

Hertel and Gage encourage anyone interested in participating in the club to join them every Friday morning at 7:15 am in Ms. Ruess’ classroom. 

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