Canton-Galva High School?s Future Busi?ness Leaders of America student organization is kicking off the New Year by going green.
The event starts Jan. 6 with FBLA presentations at all three schools?elementary, middle and high?in Canton-Galva and initiating their going-green challenge.
The next event will be Jan. 9, which is a community shred day. ShredKS from Hillsboro will shred the community paper products from 9 a.m. to noon at the Canton-Galva High School front parking lot.
FBLA members are encouraging businesses from the surrounding communities of Canton, Galva, McPherson, Hillsboro and Goessel to take part. Look on shredks.com for more information.
In addition, Jan. 16 FBLA is hosting a green-light date night. This will include a candlelit spaghetti dinner, with free baby-sitting offered. The event will take place at the high school at a cost of $10 for couples and $6 for singles. Make reservations at 620-628-4401 by Jan. 8.
The project will end Jan. 29, when FBLA members are going to encourage the entire district to go paperless.
The purpose of this project is is to further community awareness of global warming and how to prevent it.
?Kris (Larson) and I are in charge of presenting to the schools, delivering recycle bins, counting items, etc.,? said Brooke Berg, co-president of FBLA.
The FBLA officers came up with this idea during Summer Leadership Seminar and during their summer officer meetings. They thought ?going green? was a popular topic.
FBLA is asking people to recycle as their part in this project.
?Basically, think before you act instead of throwing your trash away in one trash can; sort it out or bring it to us and we will,? Berg said.
For more information about these activities, contact Kris Larson or Brooke Berg at the high school, 620-628-4401.