Fashion Takes Action
A presentation and workshop for the junior students for Earth Day. This workshop made us aware of where our clothes come from. We learned about how garment workers in other countries are paid very little and work long hours and often in bad conditions. We learned how to remake old t shirts into makrame! So many clothes are wasted because we have too many because they are too cheap.
We are collecting grocery bags again to take to Walmart for recycling. Students are bringing in unwanted grocery bags. Walmart is working with a company called Trex which turns plastic bags in to plastic wood. This wood is used in outdoor furniture and decks.
At VT we are also trying to reduce our use of single use plastics. SAY NO TO PLASTIC!!!
Sweater day is where the temperature was turned down 2 degrees less than usual to save energy so you have to wear a sweater to keep warm. We did this Feb 4-8
Here are a few images of the ceremony that some of the Junior students participated in with Jan Sherman. Students passed sage, looked at their reflection in a copper bucket of water, planned for the water walk in March and shared something that they will do to care for water, like not using plastic as much as possible.
Some of the junior students have been asked to participate in a water walk to learn how to take care of our water. They will learn about a sacred ceremony to thank the water for all the life its given us. This morning special visitors, Tracey Ryan and Jan Sherman came to teach us about our water and the Grand River. Both of there words have really inspired the students to help take care of our water.
The Eco Team is selling student made Earth necklaces. We made them with blue, green and white Fimo clay. Each Eco Team member made 2 or more earth necklaces. The Eco team sold them at our Jingle Mingle to raise money for our Eco projects.