Environmental Club Fundraiser

This is a photo of the pins the environmental club are selling.
Photo Courtesy of: Elle McDowell

This is a photo of the pins the environmental club are selling. Photo Courtesy of: Elle McDowell

Segerstrom’s students organized the Environmental Club fundraiser to raise money for the fires in Australia. After school on January 22nd, they sold doughnuts, pins, and bracelets for anyone who wanted to support. The prices of each item were $2 for the pins and bracelets and $1 for the doughnuts. Elle McDowell, the president of the club, is in charge of the fundraiser. The pins were hand made and so were the bracelets. 

“I think doing the fundraiser is a good idea because Australia needs as much help as they can get. Having our school do something like this makes me feel good and have faith in humanity,” says Mia Calvillo (11). 

The wildfires in Australia have been devastating to wildlife. Times like these celebrities and influencers try to use their voice and their platform to bring attention to stuff like this. Seeing how much attention these fires have gotten is really going to help Australia fight their battle versus the wildfires.

“Honestly for me, I wasn’t even aware of the whole situation in Australia. It came up on my news feed on Instagram and I saw a post saying how […] these were the worst wildfires that we have seen in decades and to me that were just crazy, ” says Jazmin Cortez (10). 

The wildfires have been going on since November until this day. In some parts it started raining, which stopped some of the fires. As of January this year, it was estimated about over 1.25 billion animals have died as a result of these fires.

“My sister was the one who informed me about the wildfires in Australia. She told me how a lot of the animals in Australia could be in danger, [as well as how] Koalas were endangered in Australia, and koalas are […] my favorite animal,” says Kevin Montelongo (9).