I had the honour of helping out Langevin School on Earth Day. Just like when I went to school in the 70's and 80's, we were tasked with picking up litter in the immediate area of the school. So what did I learn? The difference the students are making day to day within the school is really what makes the societal differences.
I saw this on the wall:
Recycle mixed beverage containers:
“Rinse first please” is not something we see in your everyday beverage recycling container. Great advice.
This is remarkable.
So what I learned, is that these yearly, awareness type events are nice, but Langevin shows in it's day to day studies that it is a lifestyle of environmental awareness, knowledge and good habits that will put our next generation on the right path.
Larry Leach (@ARTICSchair) is a parent volunteer at Langevin School and is the Chair for the Association for Responsive Trusteeship in Calgary Schools.