The voice of Lyons Township students for more than 100 years

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The voice of Lyons Township students for more than 100 years

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The voice of Lyons Township students for more than 100 years

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Clubs work to aid environment

Interact Club promotes sustainability

Interact Club, a community service club that promotes leadership and collaboration, finds local volunteer opportunities and activities that can benefit a community of people, Interact Club President Emma Schultz ‘24 said. 

“Throughout activities that we do over the year, we create awareness about climate change,” Schultz said. “The activities are designed to promote sustainability. For example, we love to help out in the Pollinator Garden at NC and we will continue to do so.”

Interact Club meets every other Tuesday in the NC upper library for 45 minutes to an hour, she said. From making cards or blankets for people in need, to organizing donation drives or volunteering at animal shelters and food pantries, they try to help out as much as they can.

“It is important that students can step foot into their next chapter of their lives and hopefully make a positive impact,” Schultz said. “LT clubs play a huge role in the school and it is beneficial to educate students about one of the most important issues our generation faces.”


Pollinator Club members encourage planting native plants

Along the East side of the main building at NC, members of the Pollinator Club have planted native pollinator plants, Pollinator Club Sponsor Patrick Page said. The club has put in $5,000 worth of plants in the past two years, which will attract pollinator insects that will benefit the garden this spring. 

“We’ve discussed [climate change] with the club and all my classes,” Page said. “We’re talking about it [at school] but the ideas are also open to educate people at home. It’s important that LT tries to be a leader in educating what can be done about climate change. Even though it is a big problem, planting native plants at your home is one small and important step in addressing it.”  


Recycling Club cleans environment 

When teachers put out their green recycling bins, Recycling Club members come around and collect whatever is in the bins and dump it in a recycling can that they roll around school, Recycling Club social media manager Isabella McCracken ‘26 said. Once they finish collecting all the recycling, they head outside and dump it all into recycling dumpsters. 

“Recycling club is so important because it gives students the ability to clean their environment,” McCracken said. “It’s a very easily accessible club where anyone can join and learn the importance of recycling club. This club is special because you don’t need to be super committed, you choose how much effort you want to put in.”

Recycling Club meets at SC every Wednesday after school in room D102, McCracken said. At NC, the club meets every other Tuesday in the lower library. They usually end around 3:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. depending on how long and how much work club members do. Every meeting, they go around the school to pick up the bins of recycling teachers have set out for them.

It’s important for LT to offer different environmental clubs because we are the ones that will make the changes in the world,” McCracken said. “By getting high schoolers to start thinking about what they can do to improve their world is great, but LT actually offers a chance for you to do these things. All the environmental clubs allow you to change the world in little ways that make a big impact.”

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