Captain Academy – Superhero & Protector of the Environment!

It is undeniable…our environment won’t survive without our collective help! The damage already done to our Earth seems so overwhelming that it’s difficult to know where to start.  Polar bears are losing their homes, penguins are dying, the earth continues to warm daily, and the ocean is so polluted that there are floating islands – yes, that is plural – of trash. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is thought to be three times the size of Great Britain, made up of plastic, fishing equipment and debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan, floating towards the western coastline of the United States. Another exists in the Sargasso Sea. Captain Charles Moore, having sailed through the Pacific trash area, indicates that there are five other oceanic gyres hosting trash islands. To learn more about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, click here: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/?ar_a=1

There are simple things we, as human beings, can do. Through recycling, renewing energy, conservation and reducing our waste WE can make a difference. Enter Captain Academy, superhero and protector of the environment!

Logan - the first Captain Academy!

Logan – the first Captain Academy!

At Academy Schools students understand that they have to power to effect positive change in the world. As a Level 3 Green School, we have made a commitment to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink. And we do this by sharing all we have learned.

Each class will explore how we can do our part to help save our environment. Landfills are filling up at an alarming rate, and waste disposal options are becoming hard to find. In the classroom, we will learn how to reduce our consumption of disposable goods, how to compost, and how to reuse materials so they don’t end up in landfills.

And, every week, one student will wear the cape and be available during snack and lunch to direct his/her fellow student of what is compostable, recyclable and, lastly, garbage. The compost will go into our own compost bin or feed our worms. Let’s see how much trash we can keep out of the landfill based on our collective efforts. Captain Academy to the rescue!

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