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A World Without Plastic

  • May 19, 2020 12:54 PM
    Message # 8979705
    Newenka DuMont (Administrator)

    Roycemore School, Evanston

  • May 30, 2020 2:50 PM
    Reply # 9003540 on 8979705
    Lisa Albrecht

    Asher, Leah & Bella, 

    Nice job presenting.  It is not easy recording video and audio but you sounded very natural, passionate and informed during your presentation. Great job science & climate reporters!  

    I loved the opening comment - "The easy choice is not always the right choice".  Tso true and something that we all need to remember every day.  Your slide discussing the amount of oil used to create plastic bottles and what that energy means to drive a car or power homes was very compelling and you represented a lot of numbers in a way that was interesting. 

    I liked the slide with the companies that either recycle or eliminat plastic. I did not know some of them so, thank you. I would have liked to see you dive deeper into these the way you did with Notpla since that is your "mission" - a world without plastic.  You highlight the bad companies which is great but by highlighting the good ones the view is left with good tools for making better choices.  

    I'd say something similar to the conclusion.  You are the expert so I think you can go further than asking people to help.  Repeat the things you said during the presentation - don't make the easy choice make the right one, support brands that reduce plastic use, shop in companies that share your vision, etc.  As the expert and the ones with the microphone, you have the opportunity to inspire people so tell them directly the change that you want to see. You do a good job on the last slide saying why but I think you can even be bolder in telling people how.

    Great job raising awareness on a big problem. I think all 3 of you are probably making a difference already!  Nice work!!!


  • May 30, 2020 3:03 PM
    Reply # 9003557 on 8979705
    Lisa Albrecht

    Oops, I meant to make one comment. I was curious about your sources and tried to do more research because you inspired me. But the citation you used were a little too generic and didn't allow me to learn more. There was one link to "beinggreeniseasy" that was really good.  Adding your sources is a great way to be viral and get your viewer to learn beyond the presentation. 

    Overall, nice work! You inspired me to learn more. :) Thank you.


  • June 02, 2020 9:35 AM
    Reply # 9009571 on 8979705
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Leah, Asher, and Bella,

    I loved your presentation for so many reasons, but I will start at the end.  I found your closing slide to be very powerful.  You were sincere when you stated, “we [kids] need your help” and your comments reflected your passion about protecting and respecting our planet.  That’s what I quoted your comments on the formal page of the Kids Climate Summit.  It’s consistent with our Summit theme:  Kids Can—kids, like you, can identify the problem and some terrific solutions, but given the urgency and scope of the problem, adults have to "help” with the implementation of solutions.  I am so proud of the fact that we have students committed to the environment who are pointing out the next steps!

    Going back to your beginning, here again, you displayed your passion, but you also did something else—you gave us a roadmap of how you were going to present your ideas and that helps the listener organize her thoughts.   Very effective!

    In terms of educating us, you did a terrific job.  Your statistics were compelling, particularly the ones on the decomposition of plastics in trash (700 years) and electricity—one bottle can power a light bulb for six hours.  Wow.

    I liked your discussion on Notpla!  I wanted to hear more about Rothy’s and the other companies.  I actually directed a friend to your presentation because she wears Rothy’s!

    You did an excellent job on the pros and cons of the practices of Dow and other companies.  This information must get out to communities so businesses are encouraged to adopt cleaner and more innovative policies and practices.  I also liked your emphasis on conservation!  Both of these may be great avenues to explore in the future.

    Well done and so informative!


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