Pick up your trash

Mekiah Glynn, Staff Writer

Trash continues to litter the campus of Gunderson High School. Although major, the problem can be solved and the solutions are simple.

Litter is an issue because it is affecting the cleanliness of our school and harming the environment.

Litter can be harmful to people, animals, and the natural environment, as it can threaten their existence and evolution.” said the article “Litter is Waste in the Wrong Place” by http://www.ecoschools.global.

Gunderson’s custodian José Gonzalez often sees most of the trash around campus. Gonzalez said, “Most people don’t use the garbage cans,” as an explanation as to why littering is such a problem at Gunderson.

The main issue is that students are unbothered by all the trash around campus and unwilling to fix the issue. “I think that students don’t care about being clean,” Gonzalez said.

Students agree to not litter when they agree to follow PRIDE. The Gunderson Pride Matrix mentions littering on campus. “Help keep the campus clean,” and “Clean up around your area before leaving,” are both stated in the Gunderson Pride Matrix.

The solution to the trash is quite simple. “If everyone just puts the garbage in the garbage can [then there will be less litter on and around campus],” Gonzalez said.

While the problem of littering on Gunderson’s campus starts with students, it can also end with students.

“Each person must accept responsibility for their actions and influence the actions of others around them at home, at school, in your place of business, and in the community at large[to prevent littering],” http://www.keeptnbeautiful.org said.