August 2017
Youth Matters

Pals: Earth-Altering Activity at Asbury High


Alabama PALS is thrilled that Asbury High School in Marshall County is a member of our Clean Campus Program! At the direction of teacher Helen Partrick, Asbury High School students have been working to become more environmentally aware in their community of Albertville. Partrick recently invited me to come speak to her students and provide them with more information as well as show them how important they are in the fight against litter.

The students heard my 30-minute presentation on littering, recycling and small changes that can make a big difference. With almost 200 students in attendance, I explained the impact they can have would be exponential if they told two or three other people what we discussed!

We also talked about reusing items and being more resourceful to keep items out of the landfill. A couple of examples we mentioned were buying products with very little packaging or using the packaging to create recycled art. One small change does not seem like much until many people make the small change together. It can be Earth-altering … literally!

Could your community benefit from having your schools become a part of the Clean Campus Program? Please visit our website at to learn more! The Clean Campus Program is FREE to all Alabama public, private and county schools. Schools may sign up for the Clean Campus Program online or by calling 334-263-7737.


Jamie Mitchell is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.