May 20, 2015
On May 20th, 2015 students and staff at École secondaire Neelin High School took part in a community cleanup as a part of a larger project looking at the impact of waste on our environment.
The Garbage is Forever project is a citizenship activity involving the entire school. It serves to encourage school spirit, strengthen the school-community connection, and communicate the message that trash never goes away. The final goal of this project is to leave the neighbourhood clean and to recycle, reuse, or compost all the litter that was collected, to have absolutely ZERO WASTE!
The community cleanup provides educational opportunities for students in a variety of programs, bringing attention and awareness to environmental issues, and increases Neelin's positive influence on the community.
Students collected information on the location and type of trash; which will be built in to a GIS map made by Grrade 11 Geography and GIS students. Once collected, the litter will be sorted by students into Recyclable, Compostable, and Reusable. Visual Arts students will be doing high-impact visual art projects that will help to explore the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits that result from removing the trash from the public spaces, curbs, boulevard, sewers, and green space in our neighbourhood. All students will have a valuable experience dealing with the effect litter has on our environment and how we can eliminate our waste by recycling, composting, and reusing.
A complete breakdown by weight will be available soon. Check back later for updated information.
"Smile, you just saved the world a little bit today!" (Melissa Robinson)