November 2013
Youth Matters

Prattville Christian Academy Students Partner for an Unlittered Alabama

Prattville Christian Academy and People Against A Littered State have partnered and are working together for an unlittered Alabama. The PALS Statewide Clean Campus Program is designed to promote a cleaner and healthier environment for all school campuses.

Monica Taylor, a third grade teacher at PCA, invited me to speak to the second and third grade students. The program theme "Don’t Drop It On Alabama" was enthusiastically accepted by the students. The message was clear: We need to take care of our earth.

We all know, whether it is deliberate or accidental, littering is a visual pollution. But while it is unpleasant to look at, the harm can be more than merely aesthetic. Not being good stewards of our earth and environment can adversely affect the safety and welfare of our state’s marine and wildlife environment. Marine animals mistake our trash for food, and will choke on it, or possibly die after ingesting it.

PALS Poster and Essay Contest awards a $250 scholarship to the first place winner, $750 second place and $500 third place; and a $1,000 scholarship for the first place statewide scrapbook contest. Alabama PALS is proud to offer all of these programs to all schools K-12.

The PALS annual Governor’s Awards for Clean Campus Program honors students who are making a difference in our world. It is so motivating and exciting to see this program develop and sustain stewardship and environmental awareness in our children.

If you would like to schedule a PALS program for students in your school, please call me or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no cost for the program, and resources are available.