Oodenawi’s Pollination Community Project
Our Action Team attended LSF’s Youth Leadership Forum. We learned about sustainability topics and skills such as composting, endangered species, native & invasive species, and pollinators. This made us interested in pursuing an Action Project about the issues of water/eco-system sustainability, saving bees, composting and starting a garden. This is important to us because we want to save the environment and make a positive impact!
To fix these issues, some actions we could take are to start a garden, become a bee school, and brainstorm big ideas as a community. But first, we’ll need to talk to all of our staff, students, and parents along with the Halton School Board in order to learn more about pollinators and global change that a local community can help out with. We hope that by the end of the school year, we will become a gold-level eco school and become more sustainable overall!
We have since added to our project! We are launching a campaign to raise awareness in regards to waste from disposable and single-use drink containers (e.g., juice boxes, drinkable yogurt). Our school is selling “Drink in a Box” containers, that have been customized for our school. Sales are set to begin May 1st! Students in our Eco-Team are launching an advertising and educational campaign to promote this item, and teach students about how they have the power to reduce their waste.
Reflection & Celebration
As we are just launching the sales of our “Drink in a Box”, grade 8 students have reflected that they need to begin to mentor grade 7 students to continue with this project next year. They have started to recruit new members to the Eco-Team, so that this initiative can continue.