Chayce Glienke and Molly McDaniel have a great concern for the environment and they want to help.
The two seventh grade students at the Alta Middle School have proposed a plan to Principal Maxine Lampe which would involve students putting their used paper in a box for recycling rather than throwing it in the garbage.
Chayce made a solo presentation to the school board Monday night which was well-received.
During the last school year, the girls and their class studied a unit on global warming and it spurred the girls' concern.
"We saw all the facts and we want to do something," Chayce said.
Chayce got in contact with Steve and Sheila Neuroth of Sunshine Services and discussed in length with them the recycling process. They even provided a tour for her to the Harold Rowley Recycling Center where she saw first hand what happens to garbage brought in.
She made arrangements with the Neuroths, whose Sunshine Services business picks up trash at the school on a regular basis, to also pick up the recycled paper if it is in a marked box indicating it is recyclable material.
"When I look around the classroom and see all the flyers and homework papers that are being thrown away and going into the landfill..." Chayce said disgusted by the actions. "We're going to see how it goes. We're hoping to persuade a couple more classes to do the same thing. It's not going to cost anyone anything to take part."
The girls are positive that their classmates will want to help out. "We've gotten good feedback and a lot of them have said they will help out. We could not go through with this without Steve and Sheila Neuroth," Chayce said.
Eventually, perhaps the entire school will take part and everyone will be doing their parts to help the environment.
Parents of these two motivated and environmentally conscience girls are Mark and Keila Glienke and Tim and Kathleen McDaniel.