Plas­tic pro­test­ers at Col­lège Mont Notre-dame

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - By Ocean Fran­coeur Spe­cial to The Record

Lo­cal all-girls high school Col­lège Mont Notre-dame came un­der siege by some very spe­cial mil­i­tants for a plas­tic-free en­vi­ron­ment last Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day. As a part of a sec­ondary five art project, stu­dents cre­ated minia­ture pro­test­ers, com­plete with picket signs, made of 100% re­cy­cled or re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als to raise aware­ness on con­sumerism and pol­lu­tion, es­pe­cially of the plas­tic va­ri­ety.

The project, aptly called “La Man­i­fes­ta­tion”, or “The Protest”, al­lowed many stu­dents to re­al­ize the state our planet is in, and rec­og­nize their role in help­ing to save the en­vi­ron­ment.

Their first step was to re­al­ize how much waste art projects cre­ate in the first place. Thus, the stu­dents cre­ated their char­ac­ters out of any­thing they could find: old sun­glasses, bits of fab­ric, yarn and, of course, plas­tic. The re­sult is as amus­ing as it is eye open­ing.

PIC­TURES BY OCEAN FRAN­COEUR

“8 mil­lion tons of waste wind up in the sea!”, sculpture by Mé­gane Mélançon

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