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How Minnesota students are combating climate change, one school building at a time

We are so proud of our local students at the Stillwater Area High School.

Article in the MinnPost by Erin Hinrichs on 01/24/2020.

Julia Bennett, 17, and Isabella Schaak, 18, both seniors at Stillwater, had set out on a mission to eliminate the use of single-use plastics in their school’s lunchroom. The initiative grew out of an open-ended final project prompt in their AP government class.
Encouraged by the switch away from plastic utensils, Bennett and Schaak are already thinking of next steps — like converting from pre-made salads in plastic containers to a salad bar or installing hand dryers in the bathrooms to cut down on paper towel consumption.
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