May 2018
Youth Matters

PALS: Meek Elementary gets bold about fighting litter!

Meek Elementary School in Winston County is now a member of the Alabama PALS Clean Campus Program. This K-6 school has decided now is the time to partner with PALS to ensure their students become life-long stewards of our environment. We are so excited to have them join us!

I recently visited Meek Elementary and presented my 30-minute program on the "Life Cycle of Trash."

Every month, I speak to several schools throughout the state to raise awareness of how litter can affect our beautiful landscape and how it can be harmful to our animals and other natural resources. It is important for school-age children to form good habits to ensure a more clean and pristine Alabama for generations to come. Litter prevention really is the key!

The goal of the Clean Campus Program is to get students involved. Whether they can do a lot or just a little, with everyone pitching in, we can eradicate the litter problems in our state. When students become aware, they begin to care. Once they understand the problem, they get excited about becoming a part of the solution.

If a school near you would like to participate in our antilitter 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. 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.

Let’s work together to get more schools involved in keeping Alabama litter free by their participation in the Clean Campus Program!


Jamie Mitchell is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.