Registered: December 2008
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My school, Plano Senior High School, has a potentially beautiful campus with a nice pond and plenty of trees but the abundant amount of garbage that continually covers the ground keeps it from being both beautiful and safe.
There are many animals that depend on the vegetation of grasses and the water of the pond to provide them with a habitat. There are squirrels, various types of birds and lots of fish that live on our school grounds. The most important members and the most predominant are the ducks. Our student body loves the ducks but until this last year- no one was doing anything to preserve their habitat.
I am President of the theatre club, called ITS, this year and last year I was Junior Representative. I, as an officer, both years, have enacted monthly cleanups of the campus to not only keep it beautiful but to keep it safe for all the precious animals that are in danger. The club members and officers of ITS go out once a month with bags to collect litter around the campus. We find mostly lightweight plastic bottles and papers flying all across the grounds and we especially pay attention to the dangerous plastic that fills the edges of the pond. We have collected much trash and recycle what we can of what we find. I believe that this has helped the environment greatly. We are preventing many harmful chemicals that the plastics could be depositing into the water. Also, we are preventing animal and fish deaths by taking out those plastics that they could possibly eat and choke on.