The R.E.C.O. club is a student-run green club supervised by school faculty. This green club combines the science-based urban sustainability agenda with community service and volunteer work. The R.E.C.O. club is focused on promoting urban sustainability throughout the school and larger local community. Students are provided opportunities to organize campaigns to work on that range from community flower plantings to winter coat drives. Students will also gain understanding of plant science through horticulture and the proper care of both edible and ornamental plants. Students learn about various topics of Botany such as germination, fertilization, propagation, soil science, handling and care, etc. R.E.C.O. Club members further their knowledge of urban sustainability during green excursions around the city to visit local greenhouses, farms and community events.
Basic Duties and Responsibilities
- Facilitate and organize weekly student meetings including making an agenda.
- Monitor student club members’ attendance and commitment.
- Work closely with APRCHS Greenhouse maintenance.
- Organize club excursions, projects and educational opportunities around the city.
- Teach students topics in Botany, Horticulture, Urban Agriculture, and Ecological & Humanitarian Campaigns.
- Volunteering/stewardship for a variety of community organizations
- Plan green club events
- Manage monthly newsletter, ‘The E.C.O. Echo’.
Open to all APRCHS community
Meetings: Weekly on Thursdays, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
APRCHS Room: 510