July 2014
Youth Matters

Pals: Respecting the Environment


With the students of James Wilson Elementary

James W. Wilson Junior Elementary School in Montgomery is partnering with People Against A Littered State. Meredith Bishop, principal of the school, wants her students to respect their environment. The purpose of the “Clean Campus” program is to implement litter education and involvement in community and campus clean-up activities. PALS is happy to partner with James W. Wilson Elementary School in an effort to make students good stewards of their environment. Students saw how important it is to take care of their environment not only on Earth Day but every day.

By being part of PALS, students and faculty have opportunities to have their school recognized for their efforts. PALS can be used as a “springboard” for many different kinds of activities at the school. Some of these can include: environmental clubs, educational curriculum, Earth Day projects, school clean-ups and community outreach programs. The second-grade faculty and students incorporated the PALS educational program into the state curriculum. There is also a wonderful opportunity in qualifying for the State Award presented to first, second and third place winners at the Governor’s Awards luncheon. There are $1,000, $750 and $500 scholarships awarded to the winning schools.

Alabama PALS looks forward to having the opportunity to work with your school. Let’s make Alabama a cleaner and healthier place to live for generations to come. If you are interested in having me come to your school, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mary Mitchell Stanford is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.