“By taking care of the environment, the environment takes care of us.” “Sustainability is maintaining communities even during environmental and economic changes.” “Sustainability is what holds our small town together.”
Students participated in hands-on activities exploring concepts of sustainability, like learning how to make tea, syrup, and jewelry from a local tree species.
These were just some of the sentiments expressed by Greenville Junior/Senior High School students during the final Sustainability Institute presentations last Thursday, May 18. Groups of students presented their understanding of sustainability to their peers and a panel of judges, wrapping up a series of school-wide learning activities focused on exploring the topic.
Back in January, students began a journey that took them on walking tours of downtown Greenville, to local ranches …