Downey High School's Eco Club Participates in Local Beach Cleanups

Downey High School's Eco Club Participates in Local Beach CleanupsBody: In an effort to continue its tradition of helping the environment, the members of Downey High School's Eco Club have started participating in local beach cleanups sponsored by Save Our Beach. Save Our Beach conducts beach and riverbed cleanups in Seal Beach and Long Beach. Hundreds of volunteers get together and pick up trash the third Saturday of every month from 10 pm to 2 pm. As part of their dedication to reducing waste, the organization even uses reusable trash bags instead of regular plastic bags. "It's cool how everyone gets together and helps the environment voluntarily, not even for community hours, but because they truly care about the environment," said Downey senior and Eco Club member Catherine Pudlik. Through Eco Club, young people interested in saving the environment get together and share their common passion. "It's an awesome event and I like how kids our age get the opportunity to change the planet," said Downey junior and Eco Club vice president Andrea Lomeli. "Stuff like this doesn't happen every day." For more information on the organization Save Our Beach and clean ups, visit

********** Published: October 30, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 28

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