Recycling & Eco-Friendly Gardens

Today’s discussion was about recycling first, Mr. Ward (sponsor) started off introducing a petition to recycle at the school members were to write a proposal to persuade the school to recycle.  

We watched videos on “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is litter that ends up in oceans, seas, and other large bodies of water. Cleaning up marine debris is not as easy as it sounds. Many microplastics are the same size as small sea animals, so nets designed to scoop up trash would catch these creatures as well. Even if we could design nets that would just catch garbage, the size of the oceans makes this job far too time-consuming to consider. The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program has estimated that it would take 67 ships one year to clean up less than one percent of the North Pacific Ocean.  During the video explanation members were attentive and writing down notes to use in their proposal.  

As Mr. Ward and members went outside, Mr. Ward says they’re building a sustainable eco-friendly garden that will grow organic vegetables they’ll sell to teachers, staff, and admin. Their goal is to find ways to repurpose plastic jugs and make an aquafarm using the materials they find at school. The students contribute a voice for advocacy for better recycling systems, more trees planted, creating and implementing more efficient, and more efficiently using energy. The students advocate for other students’ needs and their voices embody the needs of the rest of the student body. 

The sustainability club is a club that finds ways to use renewable energy, using resources and materials at school and bringing from home to repropose and re- use items to make it awesome! Sustainability club is great if you’re interested in being sustainable and eco- friendly! Join the sustainability club with Mr. Ward to make meaningful connections and learn about the world around you Wednesday September 21st building 5-101 from 2:30-3:15