Water Day Challenge
To mark World Water Day, March 22, several schools administered by Le Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO) will participate in the 10,000 Challenge.
The goal is to avoid the consumption of the equivalent of 10,000 plastic water bottles during the day by using water filling stations that are installed in all schools. In connection with its “écocitoyenne” strategy, the CSDCEO launched the challenge to its students and employees.
Although plastic bottles can be recycled, the prime objective is to avoid using the containers. In Ontario, only 14 per cent of plastic bottles are recycled. The CSDCEO and schools are committed to becoming more eco-friendly in the coming years and instill a sense of responsibility as “eco-citizens.” The board also encourages the general public to become more aware of the impact habits have on the environment, notes director of education François Turpin.