The DLS SAVE Club, Students Against Vandalizing the Environment, was busy collecting recycling bins around the school on America Recycles Day (ARD).
Held on or around November 15 each year, the ARD educates and encourages individuals to be more mindful of what they consume and to recycle more in their everyday lives.
In addition to monthly recycling, the SAVE Club is involved in numerous projects throughout the school year.
The group is working on a butterfly garden, filled with native Michigan plants, to attract butterflies, particularly the Monarch.
The project is one of approximately twenty environmental activities the group is working on to apply for Evergreen status, part of the Michigan Green Schools program.
During the 2022-2023 school year, the DLS SAVE Club was one of 137 Michigan schools to earn Evergreen status, a DLS first.
Another project is the replacement of a withering tree on the school property facing Common Rd.
The group’s officers include seniors Graham Gill (President), Cris Talamantes (Vice-President), Joseph Olejniczak (Treasurer), and junior John Tosch (Sergeant-at-Arms).
Mrs. Nina Jacks, the administrative assistant in the DLS Counseling Department and former Science teacher, is the group’s moderator.
Photo: Senior Blake Droska volunteers with the SAVE Club in collecting recycling bins.