This project was started in collaboration with the 3rd and 6th grades at St. Michael's Country Day School. We made a video, and counted the amount of cups that our school went through in a month. The students were shocked at the number of cups used: 1,276. We have decided to recycle the used cups by making artwork using them, and plan to present it to our school during Earth Week, along with our Plastic Poison video. We have brought our cause to City Hall to try to ban plastic bag use in supermarkets and we are excited to announce that it has passed the first stage. This action was very inspirational for my 3rd grade students, so we sent letters to our School's headmaster and we now only use paper cups.
From all the plastic cups the third grade collected, we decided to build a sculpture. When we started the construction we had some complications, so we brainstorm and have to change our idea.
- Persuasive letter to headmaster
- Expert coming into speak about plastic found in the ocean and to listen to students share their information and watch "Plastic P