SGC's Big Plans for Earth Month!

SGC's Big Plans for Earth Month!
Posted on 03/28/2019

April is Earth Month and we are encouraging "SGC Knights to Say No to Single-Use Plastic" as much as possible.  Here are some of the school-wide initiatives coming up!

  1. Petition to Mayor Watson - Our petition is to ban plastic bags in the City of Ottawa.  Many cities and countries across the world have already done this (San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, China, Kenya…)  We are suggesting that compostable bags be used in replace of plastic in retail stores and consumers who opt to use them, will pay for them.  

  2. Plastic Bag Grab Challenge - Students and staff are encouraged to bring in single-use plastic bags to the library for proper reuse or recycling.  This saves these bags going into the water supply from landfills or as trash in society. The top five student donators win a cafeteria lunch ticket.  This is a nation-wide challenge!

  3. Make a Bag! - Students will be able to make a reusable cloth bag from old tank tops and t-shirts.  This will happen in the foyer at lunch. Dates to be determined. Announcements will follow.  All of the bags will be donated by Value Village from the donations they get that they are not able to use for sale.    

  4. Movies - “A Plastic Ocean”  (April 8, 9 and 11) and “Blue Planet 2”  (April 18th) will be shown at lunch in the library.  Popcorn served!

  5. Say No to Single-Use Plastics - This is the theme so we are encouraging staff and students to choose wisely.

  1. Single-use cutlery TO  plastic or stainless steel reusable cutler

  2. Coffee single-use cup TO  travel mug or ceramic mug

  3. Single-use water bottle TO  reusable water bottle

  4. Ziplock bag TO tupperware

  5. Plastic straw TO stainless steel, paper or reusable plastic straw

  6. Getting “caught” Reusing Challenge! - Students who are caught by designated staff using the following items will earn a ticket for the chance to win many prizes.  

  1. Reusable straw

  2. Reusable water bottle

  3. Reusable coffee mug


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