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Kids Expect Environmental Protection
STOPPING THE USE OF PLASTIC STRAWS
We are starting with some work right at our school.
The Keep Club is working to get straws removed from Driscoll and around our community. Help us out. Let people know why they need to stop using them! See more information in the plastics branch of our webpage. As we say in the KEEP club, one little straw can do a lot of damage. Don't let it be yours.
One little straw and one plastic cup becomes millions...
GHOST GEAR (Discarded fishing gear) KILLING MARINE LIFE! - See the article that explains more
LAWS TO CHANGE AND WORK ON
Plastic Bag Reduction H.2121 / S.424 Sponsors: Rep. Lori Ehrlich, Sen. Jamie Eldridge. Would ban single-use plastic shopping bags statewide and require that the alternatives be more sustainable (such as paper bags must have at least 40% minimum post-consumer content).
Public Water not Bottled Water H.3451 Sponsor: Rep. Chris Walsh. Stipulates that state funds shall not be used to purchase bottled water for use in facilities that are served by public water supplies or potable well water, except when required for safety, health or emergency situations. This bill will save the Commonwealth money, and reduce solid waste and litter.
Polystyrene Food Ware Ban H.3252 Sponsors: Rep. Frank Smizik, Sen. Michael Barrett. Would ban the sale of polystyrene foam food containers and their use by food establishments.
LATEST NEWS TO KNOW
FOR KEEP CLUB
2018-2019 KEEP CLUB UPDATE!
We had our first meeting! It was fun and inspiring to see everyone. We are learning about each other, sharing what we discovered over the summer and goals for this year. There is a lot to learn and a lot to do!
On Thursday, 10/25/18, the KEEP club will have a special guest. Her name is Ren Bettencourt and she is the project coordinator of a great organization called: Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs. Click here: You can see what a great organization it is.
The KEEP CLUB will have its first meeting of the 2018-2019 year on Thursday, October 11th from 2:35 to 3:30 in room 302.
At this meeting we will explore new goals, news, and different ways people can stay involved whether or not they can or can't come to every meeting.
I am looking forward to seeing you again and hearing what you are hoping to accomplish this year.
The KEEP Club is invited to set up a table at the New England Right Whale Festival in front of the New England Aquarium. It will be a chance to share more information about how we are working to reduce and clean up plastics in order to improve the world we're in!
EARTH DAY- KEEP CLUB STYLE! On Sunday, 4/22/18, the KEEP club met in the bird sanctuary to plant some bird attracting plants and to pick up litter around the school! It was a beautiful way to spend the day.
SPECIAL GUEST COMING! This Thursday, 3/22/18 at 2:35 pm Clint Richmond will be at KEEP CLUB!
Who is ClintRichmond? Clint is a volunteer with the Massachusetts Sierra Club. He leads several areas including solid waste and toxics issues. This includes fighting plastic pollution. He serves as a member of Brookline Town Meeting and is the co-chair of the Green Caucus of Town Meeting Members. He is also a member of the Brookline Solid Waste Advisory Committee. He has successfully led efforts to pass Warrant Articles at Town meeting on topics such as plastic bags, polystyrene and food packaging.
Clint will be helping us to better understand the work he has been doing and how we can use his information in our NEW KEEP CLUB CARAVAN!!!
KEEP CLUB CARAVAN WILL BE GOING ON THE ROAD!
That's right, the new KEEP Club Caravan is gearing up to take our message on the road. We are learning that in order to make change you can't just put up posters and write about it. You have to be willing to get up and speak directly to people.
The KEEP club is getting ready to go into classrooms, faculty meetings and town meeting. Stay tuned!
KEEP Club raises $200 at Science Fair!
Below is the flyer Marty and Alon made to educate others Stay tuned for our up and coming events!
Officially Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd, but that is during our April Vacation, so the KEEP club will be doing something before or after spring break? Stay tuned!
LOCAL NEWS: Have you noticed more Canada Goose coats around? DID YOU KNOW THAT FUR TRIM ON A CANADA GOOSE COAT IS COYOTE FUR?
Did you know the torture these canines go through in the process?
Recently, one can see more and more people around Brookline and Boston wearing Canada Goose coats with fur trim. Many coats have fake fur trim, but Canada Goose uses real coyote fur and there are HORRIFYING videos and photos showing the way these poor animals are trapped and killed just so people can wear it on their coats!
I can't and won't look, but if you own a Canada Goose coat or know someone who does, you should know what you are buying.
I don't think people realize the cruelty these coats cause, and on top of it they cost close to a thousand dollars. If you see someone wearing a Canada Goose coat with fur trim, ask them if they know about the coyotes and the way they treat the geese too.
Blue Planet 2 - Helping people around the world to see how plastics are destroying so much life... Two sad videos--- don't watch if you can't bear it, but do show to others who don't understand how each of the plastics they use and throw away can harm so much life...
CHALLENGE FOR US ALL! “Do you still use plastic garbage bags? Plastic soda bottles? Zip lock bags? Plastic wrap on your food? Do you buy toilet paper that comes wrapped in plastic instead of paper? Do you put your fruit and vegetables in produce bags at the grocery?" Challenging everyone to track their rubbish for a week, she said people would be “disgusted” at how much plastic they would find.
We launched the club on Thursday, November 9, 2017; we will meet every Thursday for the rest of the year unless there is a vacation or other closing of school. Once we are up and running, there will be many ways to participate and stay connected. Keep (no pun intended) checking back to see the latest news.