Green Club working to make their school, the planet more energy efficient


Posted on May 17, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Updated Monday, May 17 at 6:29 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Recently Seneca High School celebrated Earth Day by hosting an Energy Conservation Fair sponsored by Seneca's Green Club called the Green Hawks.

The Green Club was started three years ago by current President Spencer Scruggs when he was a sophomore. 
It has now become one of the most popular clubs at Seneca.

“The students just took a hold of it and did their best to be green and spread the word,” says Scruggs.

To help spread the word on energy conservation and sustainability, the Green Hawks brought in local experts.  They covered everything from solar energy to hybrid vehicles.

The Green Club's advisors-Naresh Keswani and Christian Jensen-say their goal is Green Awareness.

“We want to raise awareness of the student body, faculty and staff at Seneca on what is out there in the community as far as sustainability goes,” says Keswani.

Students today have grown up listening to their science teachers discuss environmental and climate change issues.  They've seen recycle bins around the community and in their schools.  They are the Green Generation.

“Students are very perceptive to the environment; they are a lot more in tuned then adults are,” says advisor Christian Jensen.

“I got involved because I really care about the environment,” says Green Club member Anastasia Williams.

The Green Club has just applied for a $25,000 grant to purchase solar panels for Seneca.  If chosen for the Pepsi Refresh Grant, they believe the solar panels will power a whole wing of their school.