Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 2018 around the world…Earth:)
This year’s focus was on helping End Plastic Pollution. For those of us who are educators this couldn’t be a more relevant topic; in our lifetimes the amount of plastic created and discarded has grown exponentially. If we don’t educate our students (the next generations) about the dangers of this epidemic, then it’s very possible that the plastic waste in our world could choke the life out of this planet.
I want to share some great resources for your (and your students’) learning. Have a look at these and please find some inspiration to make steps toward, not only ending plastic pollution but also educating our students on how to create a greener lifestyle.
Check out these videos to better understand what’s happening to our world.
Plastic Ocean (video)
IF They Can Do It, So Can You!
Individuals, corporations and governments all over the world are working to help solve the problem of plastic and pollution. What are you doing to help?
How This Town Produces No Trash (video)
Four Years of Trash: One Jar (video)
Plastic Waste Can Fix Our Roads (video)
These resources can help educators better engage their students in the fight against plastic and pollution.
How Access to Nature During the School Year Can Help Students Thrive (in case you need more evidence for WHY!)
One final idea about where education could go