It’s Worth It, So Work It!
Our vision for Canada is to have better recycling programs for both food and material waste.
Our team attended LSF’s Youth Leadership Forum in Guelph in December. From the speakers and workshops, we learned about sustainability topics and skills such as: education, moving forward for a greener more sustainable future, increasing awareness, making connections and extending your knowledge, and how everyone and everything is interconnected. Learning about these things made us interested in pursuing Action Projects related to: compost, food, recycling, GOOS boxes, saving and conserving energy, how to use renewable resources, pollinators and food sustainability. These things are important to us because we should be trying to limit waste, raise awareness and create a healthy future. To fix these issues, some actions we could take are to: introduce green bins at school, educate staff and students on waste and the benefit of reusable water bottles, introduce rain barrels, use less paper, and promote the use of more eco friendly products. To get started, first we’ll need to talk to students, staff, parents, each other, principals and management to learn more about how to implement these projects. We hope that by the end of the school year, we will have implemented green and blue bin projects, learned how to conserve energy, and started a school garden!