Students Cleaning Up Mason For Earth Day

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer

From left: Marissa Miller, Allison Barto, and Michelle Bruewer pick up trash as a part of the “Clean Up Mason” event.

Although Earth Day has passed, Juniors Sara Naveh and Nick Flood are wasting no time when it comes to helping the environment.

They organized the “Clean Up Mason” event, which took place on Saturday, April 27 and allowed the Mason community to come together and take care of their environment by cleaning up the areas around Mason High school.

The event focused on picking up trash at the Corvin M. Nixon Park, Pine Hill Park, and Rose Hill Cemetery. Sara Naveh says that the event not only helps the environment, but also brings the Mason community together.

“Clean Up Mason is a way to get our community to come together, and it also to help us clean up our city,” Naveh said. “Even though it’s small, it’s a way for us to make an impact on our own community and hopefully grow the event for next year, along with having different types of events to hopefully reduce our carbon footprint.”

The idea for the event started when Naveh called Flood and asked him to help clean up the trash that she has been seeing around the Mason area. From there, Naveh and Flood were able to turn that idea into a whole event with the help of Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Bruewer and Mr. Dodd. Flood says that it is only the beginning of their efforts to improve the environment of Mason.

“We definitely want to make this an annual event,” Flood said. “I actually have a binder drive that I want to do for the end of the school year, where we collect people’s binders. They can be recycled, but there’s a specific way they need to be recycled, so most people just throw them out.”

Photo by Evelina Gaivoronskaia.