Wa­ter Day Chal­lenge

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

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.

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