Even though I was in high school a mere two years ago, I don?t think an environment club existed on my campus. The force at which the eco-movement has spread is mind boggling and to be witness to such devotion to the environment at a high school level is very impressive, if not a little humbling.
This competition has given these students the opportunity to experience something new that they probably would not have experienced at their school and hopefully has had a significant effect on their lives.
I hope that on the day of the Exhibition these students, as well as all of the other students participating in the Sustainability Decathlon will be able to inspire other people with the work they have done.
Yes, the teams are competing and thus are going to be compared, but to an extent they shouldn?t compare themselves to some of the more established teams. Personally I think it is almost more impressive to start something from nothing without much guidance or structure.
I think if we were able to go to more of the club meetings I might see more of an effect, but so far it has been inspiring to see how motivated the girls are at Presentation and how diligently they work to get things done.