EarthCARE in Action
Made by the students of Greenbank Middle School's Grade 7 French Immersion, the recyclable bag pictured above is great for books, gym clothes or groceries.
Recyclable Cloth Bag - A Hit at Greenbank
May 2, 2007
The Grade 7 French Immersion class at Greenbank Middle School watched the Al Gore documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" as part of the natural
disasters unit for their geography program. Students had also entered into a Business Venture competition and decided to make their product a recyclable cloth bag to be used for books, gym clothes or groceries instead of using plastic bags. Jonah designed the logo for the bags and
Egor did the computer translation. The bags have been a great hit with students and parents and over $1000.00 has been raised already. Greenbank will be donating the profits from the sales of the bags to the Institute of Environmental Sciences at Carleton University. Research
and education is vital in order for us to reduce the green house gas emissions.
Students will also be purchasing and planting a maple tree in the GMS school yard for all to enjoy. As well it will help with CO2 emissions. As part of this activity, students created a booklet of friendly environmental recipes for cleaning household products and a laminated card on how to prevent Global Warming.
Congratulations to Mme. Christina Organisto-Martin and her students.