Grade 7-8 Action Plan


As flowers bloom and spring arrives, we wanted to take advantage of the environment to improve our ecosystems and diversify our garden. We’ve previously had plant beds at the front of our school, but unfortunately we had to empty them out due to poor soil quality and invasive species. However, as of late the Eco-Team came together to bring glory back to our plant beds once more. This time around we wanted to take a different approach, by adding native plants and pollinator gardens. We had multiple reasons that led us to this decision, but the main reason was that we simply wanted our ecosystem to thrive. We knew that these choices would result in a healthier ecosystem, while simultaneously bringing our school community together to witness the development of the project. This project is going to aid in increasing the population of our native plants, while also bringing in more native species. We know the importance of native plants and our native species, so we want to compensate for all the land and resources we’ve taken advantage of. We have a responsibility to look after not just our local environment, but our global environment. We’re all living on one planet, and this planet desperately needs our help. This planet has given us many resources to live and strive for, and the least that we can do is attend to the ecosystem’s needs and functionality. This Earth needs us, and we need the Earth. If we come together as a community, we will be able to make a positive change, while strengthening the bond of our community. We hope that one day, we’ll inspire others to reach out and make a change and keep the Earth healthy for future generations.


After attending the LSF Eco- Conference at Appleby College, we were inspired and moved by all the wonderful movements all the schools were taking, and we couldn’t wait to get started on our own action project. For a while now, we’ve been meaning to restore the plant beds in front of our school, and this gave us the perfect opportunity. Our Eco-Team has previously worked with OakvilleGreen and for this project we decided to get their help and guidance. Our goal was to restore our plant beds with low-maintenance,visually pleasing, native plants. Our Eco-Team started by researching a variety of different native plants and weighing the pros and cons. However, our final list of plants was decided with OakvilleGreen. We began getting our hands dirty, by weeding out the plant gardens, preparing them for the addition of many new beautiful plants. We selected many classes from younger grades to help us out in the planting, and picked our date. This project took many meetings and brainstorming, and we’re ecstatic about the fact that we’ll finally be able to glorify our plant beds in a matter of days. We can’t wait to witness our delightful plants grow over the next few months, and to be able to see everyone’s reactions. We’re certain that our hard work will pay off by making the community happy, and by increasing the quality of our local environment. It’s truly such a rewarding feeling to be able to do our part in helping the environment.


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