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St. Michael Bright’s Grove Students Help to Reduce Single Use Plastics

Last month, students at St. Michael Catholic School in Bright’s Grove participated in the Great Gulp, an EcoSchools event, which invites people to drink tap water from a reusable bottle, glass or mug.  The Great Gulp is held during World Water Day on March 22, but was observed at the school over a two week period.

“In just two weeks, the students and staff were able to divert 533 plastic water bottles from the waste stream by using refillable containers and our water bottle fill station,” says Ed Freeburn, Acting Principal of St. Michael Catholic School.  “This is a tremendous effort, as we all do our part to care for our ‘common home.’”

The Great Gulp initiative at St. Michael was led by the schools Grade 7 and 8 Wellness Team.