In honor of Earth Day (Monday, April 22), all of the FMS classrooms have been learning about ways they can take care of our planet and live in more sustainable ways as part of their units on ecology.
E5 students have committed to reduce their energy usage by taking shorter showers, recycling and unplugging electronics when not in use. They are also learning about the “Story of Stuff” and about how the mass consumption and throwing away of all of this “stuff” is hurting the environment.
They decided to do an “alternative birthday gift registry” as a way to reduce and reuse. Sometimes, new isn’t always better!
Next week, students are going to Whole Foods to learn about how our food gets to the grocery store and the logistics behind this process. They will also learn how to cut down on wasting food and food packaging containers.
E5 is requesting donations of old t-shirts as part of an “upcycling” project.
For more on what each of the classrooms are doing to learn about the earth and ways to protect it, check out the classroom blogs!