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Students Help Irvington Go Green

November 28, 2012
Irvington High School

By Nelly Sekyere

Ever though about joining a school club? The Green Effect Environmental club might be the perfect choice!

The club has been around in Irvington High School for four years now and its motive, as described by their president, is to help make their environment and community a better place to live. The members meet at 3:00 p.m. in room 319.

According to the club advisor Mr. Ariusz Kornacki, “The Green Effect Club has been very helpful to the students who need community service.”

“We have organized campus clean ups, volunteered at local community gardens, and have organized a paper recycling program at the school,” said the vice president Juni Codio.

Membership in the organization is more than community service, it is also about friendship building. “The club treats its members with love and helps them with their school work,” said club member Myrlande Xavier. “Before coming to the club, I was a quiet young lady, but within weeks of joining, I have become more outspoken and I love the encouragement that has given to me.”

“Come one, come all” said Chiamaka Udoye, a club member for two years.

Green Effects’ impact can be felt far beyond its environmental roots.

“The Green Effect Environmental club is like a home in school. It is very encouraging and helps introduce you to the real world. It allows us to be more open to our environment and be able to make a difference in our society,” remarked Chiamaka.

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