Erskine Academy student creates environmental club that’s leading school sustainability initiatives

Carson Appel

Eighteen-year-old Carson Appel is featured in Rustic Spirit Spotlights for his amazing impact work – Carson co-founded an environmental club that’s dedicated to sustainability projects. Their initiatives include installing energy-efficient light switches, promoting energy efficiency, revitalizing the school’s paper recycling program and planting trees to capture carbon from the environment. Beyond school volunteer activities, Carson volunteers weekly at a local hospital as a greeter.

In college, Carson plans to pursue public policy and applied mathematics to help communities thrive. In his free time he enjoys hiking, alpine skiing, cycling and many other outdoor activities with friends.

Carson says anyone can help to improve our world. Start small with something you’re passionate about, and invite others to learn and grow with you!


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