A student run organization with a focus on environmental education and activism throughout Chuuk and The Xavier High School Earth Council is a student lead organization dedicated to informing and engaging the student body, the island of Weno, and the greater Chuuk State to become more aware of environmental problems and solutions.
In the Arctic, the Old Ice Is Disappearing This winter, the Arctic Ocean hit a record low for ice older than five years. Scientists say that summers in the Arctic may be ice-free in the future.
How Oman’s Rocks Could Help Save the Planet The rocks in this part of the world have a special ability: They can turn carbon dioxide into stone.
Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions. We know. Global warming is daunting. So here’s a place to start: 17 often-asked questions with some straightforward answers.
Banned Ozone-Depleting Chemical Is Still Being Produced Somewhere, Scientists Say Trichlorofluoromethane, or CFC-11, hurts the ozone layer and was phased out of production by 2010. Supposedly. But a NOAA study says CFC-11 emissions began to rise after 2012.
Happy Earth Day everyone!
"We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it." Pope Francis
7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.
Plastic Pollution Is Killing Coral Reefs, 4-Year Study Finds A study in the Pacific Ocean finds that bags and bottles are sickening and killing reefs from Thailand to Australia. Coral reefs already are susceptible to disease due to unusually warm water.
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This is awesome! 😮😮
An edible water bottle that could save the planet.
Thank you so much for everyone who came to practice!
If you weren't able to come today or want more practice, please be at the media room next to the MicSem tomorrow during morning study!
Be ready with your bible verses, facts, and prayers! :)
Let's make this Earth Day great! Thank you!
Hello EC members!
Remember there's a meeting tomorrow to practice for the stations. Come to the chapel at 3:30. Don't forget to do your research! :) Thank you!
Team building activities and Thank you for all those who participated! Keep working hard and get ready for the next surprise!
The work we did last weekend. Thank you to everyone who helped!
Cleaning the Compost Pile :)
Working on the garden.
Time to work for EC!
Plastic...it never goes away.
Earth Council boys working on the garden.
In Secrets of Coral Spawning, Hope for Endangered Reefs Scientists are racing to understand the bizarre reproduction rites of coral as declining water quality and climate change devastate reefs worldwide.
Today, to celebrate Trash Week, students participated in Trash-a-thon!! The school was divided into groups and assigned areas in and around Sapuk to clean.
Look at all the trash we collected; nice work everyone!
Honored to have our efforts featured:
A sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone that helped make today's Planting and Planting Prep Day on this beautiful Earth Day a success. The efforts of today (and tomorrow) will truly pay off in the form of beauty, fruits, and vegetables in the future. Thank you again, we are moved and appreciative.
Pictures at a future date.
Do you love the environment?
It's that time of the year where we offer opportunities for leadership in Earth Council. Are you interested in being on the Executive Board? Do you know someone who might be?
We encourage you and those you know to pick up an application (it is only 6 questions!) from the Dean of Students for one of the 9 remaining positions. Positions on the Executive Board:
Paper Recycling Chair
Step up and lead the largest and one of the most active groups at XHS!
El Nino Is Turning The Pacific Ocean's Coral Reefs Into Ghost Towns Dramatic die-off
Saving Half the Planet for Nature Isn't As Crazy As It Seems “It’s a practical possibility,” says biologist E.O. Wilson, and it could save 80 to 90 percent of all species on Earth.
Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries An abrupt climate shift could lead to sea levels high enough to begin drowning coastal cities this century, new research suggests, renewing a debate.
Group photo (missing quite a few members, currently we have 58 EC members).
Such a great group of Planeteers!
Here is a list of all of our members:
Vice President JR Castro
Sheriff AJ Lorens
Secretary Eryiel Mascardo
Treasurer KC Sengebau
Historian Brothwick Rodriguez
Shawn Basilio, Sulial Ngiratrang
Malia Akapito, Shaniah Arnold, Lisen Candle, Freddy Francis, Natasha Gorong, Nicole Hadik, KJ Kaminanga, Remigio Kanemoto, Jake Kim, Kilisou Kincho, Alvin Ko, Stanislaus Kostka, Fabian Itimai, Rongel Marcil, Kiverly Michiosy, Paul Naut, Liana Preston-Irons, Kehoni Robert, Lance Salvador, Russell Umwech, Keenen Weirlangt, Azia Yalap, Nathan Yinugney
Arrio Abello, Frankie Albert, Chloe Arnold, Elma Bobo, Karen Ehmes, Paul Charley, Evalani George, Michael Marar, Leonard Panuelo, Linda Reynold, Dilluna Rivera, Lorin Robert Jr., Vincent Samo, Akio Skilling, PJ Waltu, Jerick Welbert
Petrus Elias, Lukan James Giamaw, Charson Iriarte, Kobe Ngirailemesang, Bradley Pangelinan, Andreas Rayphand, Nathan Rodriguez, Deshawn Romolow, S***a Shigeta, Debby Schutz, Kohen Weirlangt
We need action NOW!
Decline of Species That Pollinate Poses a Threat to Global Food Supply, Report Warns Many pollinator species are facing extinction, including some 16 percent of vertebrates like birds and bats, according to the document.