Baker High School's environmental club completed three projects over Earth Week (April 21 to 25) to create a cleaner, more earth-friendly environment in Baldwinsville. Members finished a household battery collection that began at the school in December. The club collected 187 pounds of batteries from staff and students and delivered them to the Onondaga Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) to be recycled and disposed of safely.
Due to the club's efforts, several hundred students as well as staff members and administrators signed a recycling pledge at the high school during Earth Week. The pledge hangs in the school's main lobby and outlines specific actions students and staff can take to protect the environment.
On April 25, the environmental club participated in OCRRA's countywide Earth Day Cleanup. A group of 17 students cleaned in and around Tannery Creek in a section that runs along the district's main campus. The group collected 15 bags of trash, 17 tires, more than 1,000 pounds of scrap metal and other items such as a shopping cart and fire extinguishers. Students who participated in the clean up, led by the club's advisor Mark Penhollow, were: Jamie Aloi, Courtney Chapin, Vicky Crumb, Julie Damiano, John Krisanda, Ryan Lawrence, Andrea Martin, Michelle Meyer, Heather Piston, Anita Seib, Danielle Singer, Kayla Spafford, Cherie St. Amand, Jessica St. Amand, Alyssa Starrantino, Katie Stewart and Abbie Stump.
Baker High School students (from left) Gabrielle O'Melia, Kara Robb and Ryan Lawrence sign the school's recycling pledge.