July 2018
Youth Matters

PALS: Environmental Day at Macon East Academy

Every spring, Macon East Academy hosts its annual Environmental Day. During this special event, students rotate through various classrooms to learn more about environmental- and science-related topics.

This year, I had the opportunity to present the anti-litter message to the kindergarten, first- and second-grade students.

Each grade had an opportunity to hear about how they could do their part to keep their campus and community litter-free. We talked about litter, landfills and special art projects. The art projects would help them turn their "trash into treasures." The students even got to make special bracelets in their school colors, reminding them to keep their school, community and state free from litter.

As members of the Clean Campus Program, the students of Macon East are already working extra hard to not only keep their campus clean but also to learn new ways they can "go green." I suggested that by them pledging to pick up just one piece of litter per day, they would remove hundreds of pieces of litter each month. Small changes can make a big difference!

The students of Macon East Academy are ready to make a big impact in Montgomery County!

One of the most wonderful things about the Clean Campus Program is that it is FREE to all Alabama public and private schools thanks to ALFA and Alabama Farmers Cooperative.

If a school near you would like to participate in our anti-litter movement, please have them contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 334-224-7594.


Jamie Mitchell is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.