Amherst Environmental Action
Run by the Environmental Action Club at Amherst Regional High School. We educate people, spread awareness and organize events that address climate change in our community. To get involved sign up for one of our environmental action events, and spread the word.
What We Do
We help people learn about the problems and root causes of climate change on a global scale. We also show and inspire people to make changes in their daily lives to lessen their environmental impact and overall carbon footprint. Knowledge and information about the issues that matter is the first step to long term action. Check out our blog posts for helpful information about saving Earth.
With our website and social media pages we try to show people that they can have a positive impact on our planet. Also we bring to light certain issues that do not usually get addressed when talking about our changing climate. This increased awareness can help people become more conscious of their habits, and help them create changes that make a difference.
We organize community wide events and projects in Amherst, Ma and the surrounding towns. Each project we organize is open to the community and one of the main goals is unity. To get involved in one of our events checkout our events page and sign up to help out. Remember that all is not lost, and we still have a chance if we act now.
Our goal with Amherst Environmental Action is to show people that they can make a positive impact on our planet, and that there is strength in numbers. We focus on educating people on important issues related to climate change, and taking action on what we believe in through community student led projects. We believe that even small actions are important and that major change takes time. By beginning local and in our own lives we can unite the people of Amherst together and stand up to the systems currently in place that are reeking havoc on our ecosystems and home as a whole. Each event starts out as an idea that blossoms into a plan, and eventually to action. We hope that our work can inspire us all to change our daily habits, and inspire other groups and communities across the world to stand up for Earth and begin taking action.
The Environmental Action Club at Amherst High school has already made some change at our school, and Amherst as a whole. In May of 2021 the club organized a tree planting event in Amherst in partnership with TreePlenish. Residents of Amherst ordered trees that were planted in their yards by a group of volunteers. Overall we planted and sold 216 Oak, Red Maple, and Birch tree saplings. Other events in the past have been purchasing hand dryers to replace paper towels, and in 2017 we organized a clothing drive and tag sale for hurricane relief.
Learn About Climate Change
Learn about ways you and your family can help our planet everyday. Sign up to stay up to date with our events and projects