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TC Central students working to bring solar panels to high school campus

TC Central students working to bring solar panels to high school campus

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Two Traverse City Central High School students are hoping to bring more clean energy to their school campus.

Seniors Martin Chown and Elliott Smith started the group Students for Environmental Advocacy last year and are now planning to bring solar panels to Central High School.

They say they began the project after talking about the impacts of climate change.

Right now, they've raised $30,000 of their $80,000 goal which they need to complete the project.

They say it's something that will positively impact the whole community.

“It's something that's going to be able to help many places including Michigan as we go forward,” said Elliott Smith. “So by having it here at the school, we hope to really provide something for students to learn from but also the community to benefit from too.”

The solar panels would reduce CO2 emissions by about 20 tons, the equivalent to planting about one thousand trees each year.

They hope to complete fundraising this spring and finish the project before fall.

If you like to help, donate here and specify it’s for the CHS Solar Project, or call Central High School at 231-933-3500.

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