Green Team comes to Liberty with EcoSquad

Claire Good, News Editor

Last year, Liberty’s sustainability ambassadors were facilitating the Star Talks and Eco Week, and working with the community to introduce the concept of Green Buildings. This year, many of the ambassadors have banded together to form a club that will address issues of eco-friendliness closer to home. Their club is EcoSquad. It’s advised by science teacher Tracy Dennis, and is open for any new members who have passion for servicing the environment.

Junior Ecosquad member James Ricks stresses that the club does not focus on the “dirty work” of ecofriendliness.

“We want to maintain a good balance between hands-on stuff and communicating with administrators” Ricks said. “We could clean up roads just for them to get dirty again, but that’s not what we’re about.”

Instead, Ecosquad will be coordinating different service projects and working persistently toward making Liberty a greener establishment.

“In order to create lasting change here at Liberty, you can’t work from the bottom up,” Ricks said. “You have to attack the issue at its source.”