March 22 marked the annual observance of World Water Day, and to celebrate, Lausanne's Environmental Outreach Club participated in a Pollution Prevention Cleanup.
The globally recognized day highlights the importance of our freshwater resources – our rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and aquifers. To prevent the trash from washing into the Wolf River and its tributaries as water pollution, the Upper School club cleaned up along the Wolf River Greenway.
"The Environmental Outreach Club volunteers at the Wolf River Conservancy twice a month by picking up trash and maintaining the gardens," said Environmental Outreach Club President Dalia Chematilly '21. "The club's mission is to raise environmental awareness and promote ecological action within the Lausanne and Memphis community.
During their World Water Day cleanup efforts, the group hauled away 23 bags of trash, 43 tires, and numerous other pollutive pieces left along the Wolf River.
By acknowledging the issues and responsibly taking action, The Environmental Outreach Club has served as a positive force in the community and impacted our students' continuous efforts to make the world a better place.