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Stop Plastic Water Pollution

  • May 25, 2020 8:57 PM
    Message # 8992301
    Newenka DuMont (Administrator)

    Jewel Middle School, Aurora

  • May 29, 2020 11:00 AM
    Reply # 9000968 on 8992301
    Anne Krosnjar

    Your project topic is such a serious subject. The photos and the data are stunning and scary. This has gone on way too long and way too far and it’s all about convenience of disposable things. I agree we need to switch from being a disposable society. Please take your great project to the next level and make something happen.

    Perhaps doing some research into the amount of plastic usage and waste in your homes and at your school. That and your project research and photos and graphs are very convincing. See if you can present to your science or social studies classes to inspire people at your school to do something about the plastic problem. Maybe the solution begins with one family, one team or one school at a time. You could be the ones.

    If you share these photos with others, they too might be scared. See if your principal would look at your project and then the science and social studies teachers and ask if you can present to your classes. Also, present your research to all the science or social studies classes in your school. Then maybe the classes and school could use your report to come up with some way the reduction of plastic usage could be reduced at your school. Make it happen. Then share with your mayor and city council and make the city plastic reduced.

    Also, include the closest zoo or aquarium to where you live. The is such a scary problem for animals too. It is upsetting the life cycle as you pointed out. This has to stop. How many endangered species are in danger. Those who are responsible to  protect animals might be interested in your project too. We can’t wait 1000 years as your report says for a plastic bottle to decompose.

    I really hope your project turns into some actions. Take action. This is a great project and you have the pictures and data to make it happen. With what you have learned from researching this topic, you can come up with some first steps and actions to take.

    I was inspired by your project. If we all cut back 50%, it would be a better world. I do believe this topic needs to get a life of its own and move forward with it. You can be the ones to take it further. As Nike says, “Just Do It”.
  • June 01, 2020 3:32 PM
    Reply # 9007918 on 8992301
    Newenka DuMont (Administrator)

    Thank you for your presentation. I love and whole-heartedly agree with your final point: "Plastic ain't so fantastic"  

    The amount of plastic in the oceans and on our beaches is astounding. And the even scarier thing than all the water bottles floating in on the tides are the micro-plastics in the ocean and in our water supply.  

    Has doing research for this project caused any of you to change your use of plastic? 

    I enjoyed listening to your presentation. Your choice and use of technology was very good. I think your slides are visually interesting while not being too busy. And the narration is great. On my second pass I really appreciated that you included links to much of your research so I could go deeper and learn more! 

    Good work!

  • June 04, 2020 1:57 PM
    Reply # 9015540 on 8992301
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is such an important topic, and it is sad to think about. You created a visually stunning presentation with your use of pictures. I appreciate that your suggestions include "refuse, remove plastic and rally" in addition to the "reduce, reuse, recycle" we usually hear. We need people to reconsider their use of plastics entirely.

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