BHS Envirothon Club awarded $1,000 grant

BHS Envirothon Club awarded $1,000 grant
Posted on 02/16/2022
BHS Envirothon Club

The Bellefontaine High School Envirothon Club has received a $1,000 grant from Battelle that will be used to implement recycling at the 2022 Columbus Marathon.

For over 10 years, Bellefontaine students have volunteered time to maintain and clean up the finish line of the marathon.

Students observed that all waste was placed in the same container and taken to a landfill.

Environmentally-conscious students noticed and wanted to work to reduce the carbon footprint of the event by separating refuse to enable the recycling of plastics, cardboard, and aluminum.

Through the Teen EcoSummit that is held at the Columbus Zoo, BHS students wrote an action plan to make ecological improvements.

They were then approved for the grant.

Seniors Connor Skidmore and Katie Pool were instrumental in the process.

Pool shared, “We are excited to promote ‘going green’ at an event with so much exposure.”

Skidmore added, “I hope to see this recycling effort expand to other large scale events throughout the state.”

Envirothon members along with Advisor Kristy Mount and BHS Assistant Principal Cliff Core are working with Columbus Marathon representative Rose Smith to have the recycling in place for the October 15th race.

Photo: BHS Envirothon Club members and Advisor Kristy Mount
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