The candygram tradition at my school is beloved by many and raises money for the Senate every year. However, it produces an enormous amount of waste. Each candygram comes with a plastic bag, five or so pieces of individually wrapped candies, and a note printed on paper. Every year, the school is littered with notes, wrappers, and plastic bags by the end of Valentine’s Day. Not to mention, wilted and forgotten roses.
If kids spend five days a week for eighteen years in a sustainable environment, not only will they emerge happier and healthier, but sustainability will become the norm because it is all they have ever known. It starts with education, and it starts with schools. That’s how you solve problems.
While Mulan might be living a fine life in the movie, what people are unaware of is that her habitat is suffering from pollution.
Working as a Green Scholar has opened up my eyes and has allowed me to expand my skills and knowledge in environmental efforts.