The Downey Legend

Eco Club

At one of the many after school meetings for the Eco Club, Marie Olmedo, 12, takes over the presentation and expresses her feelings towards the tragic events going on right now related to environmental issues. “I like to get myself involved with the activities that can help the environment” said Olmedo “For example attending beach clean ups monthly.”

Brisa Rodriguez, Photographer

February 4, 2020

Ecology Club Raises Environmental Awareness

Spreading awareness around Downey High on the importance of maintaining our environment, Catherine Quinones, treasurer of the Eco Club,10 joined the club in hopes of being a wake up call to all her peers on how to help make the world a better place. “As a club we wanted to bring awareness to topics one could easily ignore,” Quinones said. “While at the same time have fun in doing so. By engaging these little projects it not only brought enjoyment to others but highlighted what remains behind closed doors.”

Alexis Gutierrez, Amy Garcia, and Eliza Vargas

May 21, 2019

  Downey high’s ecology club held a week long environmental awareness event from Apr 29- May 3. Each day of the week entails a different activity that is related to the environment. Eco club was created in an effort help the evironmental issues caused.   Monday Ecology clu...

Natural enough to eat

In the last months left of the year, Janet Renteria, 11, brought up the idea to C-104’s weekly meetings to make all natural lotions, chap sticks, and body scrubs with the help of Eco Club adviser Mrs. Santacruz. “I’ve always like to make new creation with fruits and oils,” Renteria said, “so why not make products lots of people can wear.”

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

May 17, 2013

Downey High School’s Eco Club is fundraising by selling one hundred percent organic body products such as: lip chaps, lip balm, lotion bars, body lotion, and face lotion made by health teacher and Eco Club Adviser, Ms. Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz has been making these products for her family for five...

Enjoy the planet

Enjoy the planet

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

April 27, 2012

  C-104 is where Downey High’s Eco Club met on Wednesday, April 18 after school to discuss their plans for Earth Day and plan their Bolsa Chica State Beach Clean Up Day. “It [Earth Day] means a lot to me,” Eco Club Secretary Yurgen Gonzalez said.  “We can celebrate everything that...

Not too many cowboys at Sadies

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2012

Cowboys and cowgirls of all grade levels gathered into the gymnasium for a renewed Sadie Hawkins dance on Mar. 23 from 8-11pm, which was hosted by the senior class. For this particular juncture, the tables turned on the girls who felt the pressure that males typically did when it comes to asking someone...

Sign up! Join the rush!

Sign up! Join the rush!

Kathy Ochoa, Writer

October 12, 2011

During both lunches, clubs held a meet-and-greet for those students who are eager to participate in Club Rush on September 22 to 23. Humanities Club, Art Club, Key Club, and Eco Club joined with many others to recruit new members. Students gathered around tables curious to see what each of the diff...

The convergence of two ecologic entities

The convergence of two ecologic entities

Brandon Pineda, News Editor

May 27, 2011

In attempt to protect the natural ecology of native plants, the Ecology Club and the Humanitarian Club combined to extract an invasive species on May 23. Members of both clubs congregated at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve to catheterize invasive plants cultivating near native and natural born...

Eco club and Pittinger plant for the planet

Members of Eco club along with the botany teacher, Mr. Pittenger work together to stir compos and soil together on Jan. 19.  The team came together to planet trees between the X and E bildings.

Sharon Kim, Parents/Teachers Editor

January 26, 2011

The devoted tree-huggers of Eco Club gathered at the garden after school to plant trees and tend to crops in their latest “green” project on Wednesday, Jan 5. The club’s weekly Wednesday meeting proceeded as usual; the club’s agenda was discussed and fundraising ideas were pitched. A handful...

Club rush: pick a club, any club

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

September 30, 2010

In order to promote clubs and activities on campus, and get to students more involved, Club Rush is held during both lunches in front of the outdoor stage on Sept 22-23. Some of the clubs that were present and promoting include the Key Club, Art Club, Junior State of America, Spanish Club, Eco Club,...

Green with love, not envy

Sarah Menendez and Sarah Menendez

March 31, 2010

“Go Green!” It’s the motto of the decade that has spread like wild fire and inspired the members of the Ecology Club to help the planet, one recycling bin at a time. Eco Club is one of the many clubs dedicated to helping out the community, however, this club is different from the rest as it sets...

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