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  Thursday, February 7, 2019

Plastic Awareness Event at SDFAS : engage the conversation, take action!

By Bénédicte Brouder

The middle school student L.I.V.E. club spearheaded and organized the first sustainability event of the kind at SDFAS, which took place on February 7 with all students from 5th to 8th grades. Alternating between thorough and insightful presentations from the two keynote speakers, Emi Koch, and Malte Niebelschuetz, and conversation times, the event was impeccably delivered. The goal was to raise awareness about plastic consumption and the impact on the planet, and to understand what we can do in our everyday lives to reduce the amount of waste we produce.

The student audience came up with suggestions, which they will now need to direct to the LIVE club for concrete action. Our campus and our community are where we can take action now. To further raise awareness, Ms. Aseltine called on students to take pictures around them, and all pictures will be collated into an art installation to be exhibited in the weeks to come.

Thank you to all for their participation and engagement, and a big round of applause for the LIVE club, Ms. Aseltine, Mr. Niebelschuetz and Ms. Koch!

For further information about our speakers, please visit:

Emi Koch: https://www.beyondthesurfaceinternational.org

And Coast 2 Coast’s website: Festival Somos Mar

Malte Niebelschuetz: www.shore-buddies.com

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