Oak Hill Middle School Eco Club receives donation
Kathy Chandler, president of the Milledgeville Garden Club Council, presented a check for $500 to the Eco Club of Oak Hill Middle School to help assist the group in its environmental endeavors. The Milledgeville Garden Club Council is made up of members of the four local gardening clubs. ‘We chose this project because we’re passionate about gardening and we want children to know how to grow their food, where food comes from, and be able to appreciate the relationship we have with plants and the earth.
We just thought this was a worthwhile project for us to support,’ Chandler said. Students in the Eco Club are involved with gardening and environmental issues around the school, as well as in the community. Chuck Claxton, sponsor for the OHMS Eco Club, says they are appreciative for the donation and support from community organizations. ‘It’s groups like this that help sustain us by helping us out with money so we can buy our seeds every year or buy new soil or other equipment like tools and such,’ Claxton said.
Runner aims to inspire students to bring forth world-wide change
By FELICIA CUMMINGS (unionrecorder.com)
Marathon runner David Christof is bringing awareness to the public about the safe drinking water problem in developing countries.
“I wanted to do more and help people everywhere have safe drinking water,” he said Tuesday as he addressed a gym full of fourth and fifth grade students at Eagle Ridge Elementary School.
Christof, from the Czech Republic, visited Baldwin’s public schools Monday and Tuesday to discuss the factors surrounding the safe drinking water crisis thatother countries face.
His visits to each school were sponsored by Georgia College.
Christof also discussed his cause with the GC campus and community at the Library Museum Education Room, Monday night.
During his presentations, Christof shared with studentshis story of determination to help solve the world water crisis by organizing and executing long-distance charity runs.
His drive to be a part of the solution to the world water crisis started when he participated in Blue Planet Run.
In 2007, the Blue Planet Run marathon, comprised of a team of 21 male and female athletes, started in New York City and encompassed a round the clock run through the U.S., Ireland, the U.K., France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Mongolia,
Marathon runner David Christof from the Czech Republic speaks to fourth and fifth grade students at Eagle Ridge Elementary School about the importance of safe drinking water in developing countries. Christof visited all schools in the Baldwin County school district to bring awareness about the issue through his long distance charity runs.