Students help Ripon GO GREEN

Ripon Middle School Going Green class members gather in front of the concession stand at Ingalls Field, where they have helped institute the Ingalls Field Initiative to keep the field “green.” They are, from left, Brock Moldenhauer, Shannon McNeill, Kylie Beck, Adam Smit, John Schlichter, Eliza Morris, Esther Rodman, Aubreigh Zimmerman, Sabra Cory-Larson, Bjorn Hauge, Reilly Haas and Tyler Reinsch.

To some, the concept of “going green” is nothing more than a popular trend.

But at Ripon Middle School, a group of students are working to make it a lifestyle.

Seventh-grade students in Sandy Juedes’ Going Green class have been educating the public around Ripon in an effort to make the city cleaner, environmentally speaking.

One of the objectives of the class was to plan and implement a community service project to educate others about how they can live more “green.”

The project was a success, as the students came up with six projects. Two student representatives led each project and the rest of the class collectively assisted.

Read the full story in the July 8, 2010 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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