February 2016
Youth Matters

Pals: Brookwood High School Green Team

  The Green Team from Brookwood High School reads Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” to students and used it as the theme for a float in a local parade.

“Speaks for the trees” … and a whole lot more

The Green Team from Brookwood High School in Tuscaloosa County recently invited me to come speak at their monthly meeting and holiday party. Jennifer Reynolds, one of the Green Team sponsors, scheduled the meeting and was very enthusiastic about everything this group is accomplishing!

This supercharged group is spearheading all of the recycling for the school. They currently recycle paper, plastic and cans. The money they make from can recycling comes right back to the club for special projects.

The Green Team adopted the mile leading up to their school as part of their community commitment.  

They also work with their local elementary school to teach the younger generation about littering and recycling. The Green Team reads Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” to the elementary students and does craft projects with them. The team even had a Lorax-themed float in a local parade recently!

Lastly, this impressive group has joined the Adopt-A-Mile program and adopted the mile leading up to the school. They are truly committed to keeping their campus and community litter free!

Is there a school near you that would like to start a Green Team of their own? If so, I would love to get them signed up with the Clean Campus Program and help them get started! Just have them give me a call at 334-263-7737 or send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jamie Mitchell is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.