Plastic protesters at Collège Mont Notre-dame
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.
“8 million tons of waste wind up in the sea!”, sculpture by Mégane Mélançon