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Earth Week

posted May 9, 2018, 6:53 AM by MGPS Council   [ updated May 9, 2018, 6:53 AM ]
To celebrate earth week, our students have explored the effects of plastic pollution on our earth. We watched some eye opening videos and had some rich discussions to figure out ways we could reduce our use of plastics in our daily life. We learned that “single use plastics” - straws, plastic bags, cutlery and water bottles to name a few - are detrimental to the earth. Did you know that it takes 500-1000 years for plastic to break down into small pieces but it never goes away? As a school we decided we wanted to join other schools across Canada and the US and “say no to straws” as a start in reducing the amount of plastic pollution on our earth. Our students have been refusing straws with their milk at lunch, and for those that need one, we have replaced plastic straws with paper straws. Please help us stretch beyond the school and into your homes to further reduce our plastic footprint. What could you do at home with your family to help make a difference? Please take 1 minute and 27 seconds to watch one of the videos we shared with the kids: Refuse Single Use Plastic. On May 10, Halton Waste Management Services will be coming to our school to teach the kids about sorting their garbage into the correct bins and recycling to further our earth day initiative of making a difference.