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Roots and Shoots continues to promote sustainability

Senior Lukas Wrede and iMatter director Larry Kraft discussion options for a Climate Action Plan launch party during a Roots & Shoots meeting on Feb. 12.

Avia Kaner-Roth and Isaac Wert

February 19, 2018

Following the successful adoption of the Climate Action Plan by St. Louis Park’s City Council, Park’s Roots and Shoots club looks to expand their sustainability campaigns this spring, according to senior club leader Lukas Wrede. “We’re about to try a door-to-door campaign for wind sourcin...

Roots and Shoots focusing on wind sourcing, clean energy

Junior Anika Hanson participates in a Roots & Shoots club discussion regarding the creation of a recycling video. The group's next meeting is Jan. 30 at 8 a.m. in A316.

Elise Riley and Isaac Wert

January 23, 2018

Senior Lukas Wrede, the leader of Roots and Shoots, said the school’s environmental club is currently leading St. Louis Park’s “Renewable Energy Work Group.” “Our main role is now to (promote) the wind sourcing campaign and clean energy in the city in general,” Wrede said. According t...

Roots and Shoots plans to film recycling video

Park Facilities Manager Tom Bravo discusses plans for implementing a recycling program at the Roots & Shoots meeting on Dec. 12.

Elise Riley and Isaac Wert

December 23, 2017

Junior Roots and Shoots member Leila Raymond said although Park has the facilities to recycle, students and teachers at the high school often use all bins as trash, not sorting the waste into the proper bins. “Even though our school has recycling bins, students aren’t recycling properly, and t...

Club changes fundraising approach

Club changes fundraising approach

Sydney Hall

October 9, 2015

While many clubs and activities sell chocolate bars or coupon cards for their fundraisers, Roots and Shoots employs an alternative approach. Roots and Shoots will sell compost to raise money for upcoming projects, according to adviser Al Wachutka. “We want to make a demo aquaponics tank,” ...

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