Maple Ridge secondary students celebrate Earth Day

Maple Ridge secondary students celebrate Earth Day

Students at Maple Ridge secondary are joining the estimated  billion people taking part in Earth Day celebrations and events in 170 countries worldwide this week.

The school’s Eco-Action Group has paired up with Chef Brian Smith to celebrate Earth Day with a delicious, environmentally-concious meals this week. The kitchen staff will be preparing Earth Day lunch specials with a focus on local foods, and will offer discounts to students who bring in their own plate and cutlery.   As well, the cafeteria will be discontinuing the sale of bottled water in an aim to promote re-useable water flasks, tap water, and the reduction of plastic waste. Students who make a pledge to reduce their footprint in the cafeteria at lunch will be entered into a draw to win a gift basket compliments of Roots Naturals. In addition, stainless steel water flasks will be sold, and donations accepted to disaster relief efforts in Japan.

The Eco-Action Group will also be launching a new “Worm Condo” as part of its composting program.