Making a lasting impact
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
When Cassie Holcombe discovered that Washougal High School was far behind other Clark County schools for recycling, she decided to make a change.It became the basis of her senior project, Save Our Scraps.
"I want to leave the school with something lasting," she said. "And I wanted to educate people on what their decisions mean. I basically want people to learn to compost more."
Until her project, WHS recycling efforts were limited to bottles and paper.
"I've always recycled at home," Holcombe said. "I think a lot of people don't realize the impact our behavior has on the environment. If they think about their actions, they could really make a difference."