Earth Hour School: Student pledge to recycle better
Over the next 20 days leading up to Earth Hour on March 26 students at St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School in Oakville will share their environmental success stories. Here a Grade 2 student talks about the Eco Pledge.
When a group of teachers came up with the idea to turn St. Andrew into an Eco school, the first thing they did was form an environmental club which included students. Together, they wrote an Eco Pledge promising to do their best “to reduce, reuse and recycle.”
As Stewards of the Earth, they promise to conserve energy, save water “and protect our natural resources and environment.” And they vow to inspire family, friends and neighbours “to make our world a cleaner and healthier place in which to live. Let every day be Earth Day.”
They’re words to live by for staff, students, parents and the community.
Madeline Ahn, 7, Grade 2:
“Every Monday, morning, we say prays and recite the pledge because it’s important to be stewards of the earth. I also recycle at home and so does my family. At school, we make sure that right stuff goes in the right bins. Leftovers go in the green bins. Recycled paper goes in the blue box.”
Madeline already knows the Eco Pledge by heart. She also brings a litter less lunch to school. One day, Madeline hopes to be an Eco Detective.
Article excerpted from www.thestar.com